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Introduction of a vaccine for pneumococcal diseases reduced pneumococcal pneumonia, sepsis, and meningitis in children in The Gambia by 55%, according to research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Results from the study are summarized in the infographic below.   Image credit: MRC Unit, The Gambia...

January 28, 2016 Change leadership and effective management are critical ingredients for modernizing immunization supply chains (iSCs) to withstand current and future pressures and ensure all children have access to vaccines.  This paper, co-authored by VillageReach and People that Deliver, explores the necessary leadership qualities of...

By Huma Khawar, freelance journalist and consultant for Vaccine Implementation Technical Advisory Consortium (VITAC). This article was originally published on the VaccinesWork blog and is cross-posted here with permission. A little girl with her vaccination card. Photo: Gavi/Doune Porter Doctors from across Pakistan gathered in Islamabad last Thursday to fight a disease that’s...

This article was originally published on Impatient Optimists and is cross-posted here with permission. by: ILYA JONES Pneumonia kills more children than any other infectious illness. On average, it accounts for more than 900,000 deaths of children under five each year, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. That is more...

This post was originally published on the Devex website and was cross-posted here with permission.  How can innovative technology be used to save the lives of children at high risk of death from pneumonia? Photo by: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation During the past decade, smartphones have transformed...

This post was originally published on the Huffington Post and was cross-posted here with permission.   A girl in Cambodia is assessed for pneumonia. Copyright Malaria Consortium/Peter Caton Today is World Pneumonia Day - a time to recognise the fact that pneumonia kills more children than any other...

This post was originally published on the Huffington Post and is cross posted here with permission.   Over the course of my career, I've been more personally committed to eliminating pneumonia as a major killer of children. So in 2009, I was delighted to join a small...

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