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The wife of the Bayelsa State governor, Mrs Alanyingi Sylva, has called for the inclusion of vaccination against pneumonia in the National Immunisation Programme (NPI). She pointed out that to achieve a reduction in the number of child deaths resulting from pneumonia, children under the age...

Country Director of Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center, Dr. Chizoba Wonodi, has declared that 177,000 children die of pneumonia every year in Nigeria, while 20 children die every hour in Nigeria. Wonodi said that despite the fact that pneumonia is a critical contributor to the...

According to IFAPA’s A Mother’s Cry for a Healthy Africa inter-faith campaign, a healthy Africa is “an Africa that is spiritual and free of conflict and preventable diseases; an Africa in which the children and youth that have been given to us are cherished and...

Friday was observed as the World Pneumonia Day as medical professionals highlighted the need to create awareness about the disease that kills more children than any other disease. Speaking at an event in Lahore, Pakistan Medical Society Chairman pointed out that children whose immune...

They say time heals all wounds. While I believe that certainly can be true, I also recognize that often, scars remain. Last week at this time I sat in a room full of people on World Pneumonia Day, listening to Shannon Duffy Peterson recall the...

The calender for a committed global health activist can be quite full. There’s World Malaria Day in April, World AIDS Day in December, World Tuberculosis Day in March. The Department of Health and Human Services tallies at least 14 more international public health awareness days. That...

In order to educate the general public on ways to protect children from pneumonia, the world’s leading infectious killer of young children as well as raise awareness about the required vaccines to address it a medical consultant and a lecturer at the Lagos State University...

The Governor of Cross River State Senator, Liyel Imoke, has encouraged the medical practitioners to be current in their diagnoses on pneumonia so as to be conversant with its treatment options, to enable the State remain committed in the fight against all child’s killer diseases. He...

What started as a predictable joke has become a wine buyer's opportunity to do some good for the children of the world. This blog has commented on the the current plight of syrah in the past, as producers and retailers everywhere are complaining that domestic...

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