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If pneumonia can infect anyone, the prevention and treatment measures should be available to everyone who needs them....

September 14, 2016 By Dr. Kate O’Brien, Executive Director, International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) [caption id="attachment_8068" align="alignright" width="357"] Source: Riccardo Gangale/VectorWorks[/caption] Everyone may get 15 minutes of fame, however, for common illnesses such as pneumonia headlines are scarce. While Secretary Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis is viewed by most through...

The UN high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance present those fighting child pneumonia with an opportunity to speak out in support of efforts to battle both AMR and child pneumonia. By Kate O’Brien, Executive Director, International Vaccine Access Center & Amy Sarah Ginsburg, Senior Advisor in International Programs,...

May 24, 2016 New report informs WHA dialogue on the leading killers of children: pneumonia and diarrhea As the 69th World Health Assembly discusses progress on the Global Vaccine Action Plan, a new data visualization platform—from the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH)—provides...

Pneumonia remains the major cause of mortality for children under five years old in many countries, including Nepal. Two major causes of the disease are Hib and pneumococcus. Generating data that shows the burden of the disease caused by these pathogens encourages governments to expand...

July 31, 2016 Reported by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Writer: Salma Warshanna-Sparklin Contributors: Maria Knoll, PhD, Lois Privor-Dumm, IMBA, and Stephanie Cascio, PhD, MPH Scientific experts from around the world came together for the International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD) in...

By: Mathuram Santosham In 1980, the first summer I worked on the White Mountain Apache reservation, a community of fewer than 10,000 people in Arizona, so many babies were dying of diarrhea that we buried one every week. To combat this major problem, we trained community outreach workers...

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