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By Anita Shet, MD, PhD, International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) The work of a pediatrician brings a certain joy that few other professions can claim. It is a joy that stems from nursing ill children back to health, from watching these spontaneous little beings blossom into...

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...

World’s first public-private partnership to increase access to oxygen and pulse oximetry launched at Clinton Global Initiative   This press release is by the Pneumonia Innovations Team and cross posted here with permission. New York City, Wednesday September 21st—In the final plenary session of the last Clinton Global...

September 13, 2016 World Pneumonia Day is two months away! This annual day is held on November 12 to educate the public about pneumonia and its impact on the world. This day is dedicated as a reminder about how individuals, communities, and society can protect, prevent,...

[caption id="attachment_7987" align="aligncenter" width="471"] Source: Phil Hillyard/Courier Mail[/caption] August 19, 2016 By Lois Privor-Dumm, IMBA, International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) I, like many others, have watched the Olympics with a sense of excitement and awe this summer. Every four years, I find myself wondering how these athletes have...

BALTIMORE, MD – The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) announced today recipients of the 2012 Small Grants for World Pneumonia Day Advocacy Program. The Small Grants Program supports events and activities that promote pneumonia prevention...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2012 CONTACT: Mala Persaud +1 202-841-9336 mala.persaud@gmmb.com Julie Younkin +1 410-340-9784 jbuss@jhsph.edu Pneumonia Remains the Leading Killer of Children Despite Decline in Global Child Deaths PNEUMONIA STILL NUMBER ONE KILLER But there are simple solutions, say global health leaders (BALTIMORE, MARYLAND) – Marking the fourth annual World Pneumonia Day, November 12th, world...

This blog post originally appeared on the PATH Blog and is cross posted here with permission.  Mark Alderson won’t rest easy until he solves one of the biggest problems in global health: a vaccine against pneumonia. Photo: PATH/Doune Porter.Nearly a decade ago, I joined the fight against pneumonia....

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