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Report finds inequity may slow progress in preventing child pneumonia and diarrhea deaths. Authors at the International Vaccine Access Center call on the global community to collect better data and target communities of greatest need. A new report finds health systems are falling woefully short of ensuring the most...

[caption id="attachment_11242" align="alignleft" width="469"] Tools to fight pneumonia, in orange, and tools to treat diarrhea, in dark blue, are simple and cost-effective. As this graphic demonstrates, there is significant overlap in the tools that prevent both illnesses.[/caption] Anthony Okoth, Country Director, PATH office in Kenya It is...

[caption id="attachment_11191" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Current vaccines and treatments save lives, but families need more options to fight pneumonia. Could new vaccines in the pipeline be game changers for defending young children from major causes of pneumonia? Photo: PATH/Lauren Newhouse[/caption] New vaccines on the horizon, if successful,...

Much of the morbidity and mortality due to pneumonia represent shortcomings at multiple levels of fragmented health systems that forces families to spend out-of-pocket and without assuring quality care.  Here is a look at some of the basic components of UHC and current health system...

This report summarises public and philanthropic funding for pneumonia-related research by the G20 countries between 2000 and 2015 and provides detail of findings in specific areas: funding for diagnosis, therapeutics and vaccine research, research with a focus on the paediatric community, antimicrobial resistance, and funding...

This year, the 11th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD-11) was full of these kinds of stories. Stories of hope, sorrow, and science—all from renowned and upcoming researchers and doctors in the pneumonia and pneumococcal field. They came from far and wide to...

Many of the leading causes of severe pneumonia, including both bacteria (pneumococcus, Haemophilus influenzae type b) and viruses (influenza, pertussis and measles), are vaccine preventable. World Immunization Week (WIW) 2018 will be celebrated globally from April 24-30 and vaccines against childhood pneumonia are a great...

Hib, pneumococcal, measles and pertussis vaccines are turning the tide in the battle against childhood pneumonia, and are helping to erase the complex inequity into which children living in poverty are born. Read on to find out why and what role vaccines are playing in...

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

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