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By Water For People and Dan Erchick, JHSPH | Broken water pumps, filled latrines and unsustainable solutions. These challenges are what motivate Water For People, a nonprofit committed to the belief that everyone should have access to safe water and sanitation every day. And...

By Lois Privor-Dumm, IVAC | A few years ago, we were thinking about how do you get people to recognize that pneumonia is a problem in children? The answer is, we don’t have to figure it out – give people the simple facts and they...

In research published on November, 10, 2011, new studies from the University of California, Berkeley, focus on the human health effects of exposure to smoke from open fires and dirty cookstoves, the primary source of cooking and heating for 43 percent of the world's population,...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 11, 2011, 12:01 am EST CONTACT: Mala Persaud +1 202-841-9336 Mala.Persaud@gmmb.com STUDIES SHOW GREAT STRIDES IN VACCINATION BUT MORE PROGRESS NEEDED IN SCALING UP PROTECTION, TREATMENT INTERVENTIONS New approach to treatment shows promise; integrated approach is urged to combat world’s leading child killer on third...

The pneumococcus bacterium, pneumonia’s leading cause, has more than 90 varieties alone. Controlling this complex threat to global health is within reach, but requires a comprehensive approach that utilizes the full suite of prevention tools at our disposal. To this end, expanding the availability of...

Par Mme Danielle Bousquet, Député française, Membre de la Commission des affaires étrangères | Saviez-vous qu’un enfant meurt toutes les 20 secondes des suites d’une pneumonie, la maladie la plus meurtrière chez les enfants de moins de cinq ans dans les pays en développement? Plus...

In a paper published November 9, 2011 in the journal International Health, research led by Dr. Anushua Sinha estimates that two pneumococcal vaccines being introduced in the world’s poorest countries with support from the GAVI Alliance could save the lives of 3 to 4 million...

By Dr. Kate O'Brien, IVAC | I’m a pediatrician, and an infectious disease pediatrician at that. We’re supposed to know what to do when a baby has pneumonia. But apparently that’s not always true. I’ve treated hundreds of such cases - but this time was...

By Dr. Naveen Thacker, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, International Pediatric Association | Pneumonia kills a child in India every 85 seconds. After complications due to premature birth, it is the single largest cause of death for Indian children under five. Immunization against diseases such as...

We are pleased to announce the release of the pneumonia-focused coloring book,"How You Can Beat Pneumonia." After extensive development by the brother-sister team of Jessica and David Alderman, scientific review by world-leading pneumonia researchers and collaboration with a child literature expert, this free resource is...

We all have a role to play in ending preventable child pneumonia deaths by 2030

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