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Efforts to treat and prevent pneumonia are falling short in the 15 countries responsible for three-quarters of the world's annual deaths from the disease, according to a "report card" issued by the US-based International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins University. Since the Global Alliance...

A Pneumonia Report Card released by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) on behalf of the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia reveals where urgent efforts are needed to reach target levels of coverage for the life-saving interventions that can prevent, protect against and treat...

"Superheroes, stars, politicians, health workers, development experts, children and thousands of concerned citizens around the world will on Friday 12 November mark World Pneumonia Day, highlighting the world's leading killer of children under five years old; the GAVI Alliance and the Global Coalition Against Child...

"In Africa, we understand how fragile life is. Too many babies die before they even reach the age of five. One of the biggest killers is pneumonia. As a paediatrician, I anxiously wait to see when the most modern vaccines will reach our children. Today, as...

"The Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) has launched a nationwide campaign 'Blow Away Pneumonia' to mark World Pneumonia Day on Friday. The drive which is supported by medical fraternity, parents, schools and local communities across India aims to create awareness about pneumonia, which is one of...

Listen to the Minister of Health in Bangladesh speak about World Pneumonia Day 2010! He calls for introduction of pneumococcal vaccines into Bangladesh and officially recognizes World Pneumonia Day! Click here to view the video! ...

The Haitian Pediatric Society has planned numerous events for World Pneumonia Day. These events were aimed at informing the Haitian community about the impact of pneumonia in children and the needs to access care immediately any time a child is coughing with fever and dyspnea. Some...

Today the World Fights Back Against the Leading Killer of Children: Pneumonia! "A league of global health experts, advocates, policymakers, and superheroes dressed in head-to-toe blue spandex supersuits fought back today against pneumonia – the world’s leading killer of children despite the existence of vaccines and...

Pneumonia doesn't have to take the lives of more than 1.5 million children each year, according to the 2010 Pneumonia Report Card. By focusing on the gaPP interventions and on the countries that account for the overwhelming majority of child pneumonia deaths worldwide, this report card...

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

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