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Bacterial co-infections worsen the impact of the H1N1 virus, CDC warns By JoNel Aleccia MSNBC- September 30, 2009 "Many people who've died from swine flu also have been infected with pneumonia bacteria, underscoring the need for vaccination against that bug, too, federal health officials said Wednesday...

October 1, 2009 "In the past two weeks, more than 40 organizations from countries including Bangladesh, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, China, the DRC, India, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, the Philippines, Tanzania, Thailand, and Uganda have joined the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia. This week,...

September 8, 2009 "This week the Global Coalition against Pneumonia welcomed new member, the Earth Institute, led by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs. The Millenium Villages Project, a flagship project of the Earth Institute, is a collection of 12 village clusters located in poor, rural parts...

By Dr Jagdish Chinnappa Deccan Herald- September 26, 2009 "Few experiences can be more wrenching than watching a child suffer illness or injury. As doctors, the emotional trauma — and we can think of no more apt expression — is much more intense when we are faced...

By Maggie Fox Reuters - September 10, 2009 "More than a million children die every year from two pneumonia-causing diseases easily prevented with vaccines, researchers reported on Thursday. Each year 1.2 million children under age 5 die from Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae B or Hib, they...

Citing Urgency, Diverse Alliance Unites to Prevent the Leading Killer of Children Worldwide July 15, 2009 "Representatives from major health and humanitarian relief organizations are coming together to coordinate outreach efforts for the first-ever World Pneumonia Day on November 2, 2009. The growing coalition, which now encompasses...

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