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In a paper published November 9, 2011 in the journal International Health, research led by Dr. Anushua Sinha estimates that two pneumococcal vaccines being introduced in the world’s poorest countries with support from the GAVI Alliance could save the lives of 3 to 4 million...

By Dr. Kate O'Brien, IVAC | I’m a pediatrician, and an infectious disease pediatrician at that. We’re supposed to know what to do when a baby has pneumonia. But apparently that’s not always true. I’ve treated hundreds of such cases - but this time was...

By Dr. Naveen Thacker, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, International Pediatric Association | Pneumonia kills a child in India every 85 seconds. After complications due to premature birth, it is the single largest cause of death for Indian children under five. Immunization against diseases such as...

We are pleased to announce the release of the pneumonia-focused coloring book,"How You Can Beat Pneumonia." After extensive development by the brother-sister team of Jessica and David Alderman, scientific review by world-leading pneumonia researchers and collaboration with a child literature expert, this free resource is...

The 2011 Pneumonia Progress Report examines data on several key pneumonia interventions – including exclusive breastfeeding, access to a health care facility, antibiotic treatment and vaccination against pneumonia’s four leading causes – in the 15 countries with the most child pneumonia deaths. The report is an...

Location: Buenos Aries, Pilar, Escobar and Ezeiza, Argentina About the events: FUNCEI and FIDEC will mark World Pneumonia Day in Argentina by hosting activities aimed at health care professionals as well as members of the community from November 1st to the 13th. For health care professionals, the...

By Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves | University of California researcher Kirk Smith may have saved the lives of Angela Jiménez’s four-month-old twins. Smith was on-site in rural Guatemala with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as part of his ground-breaking research study on the...

Organization: Duke University Master's of Science - Global Health Location: Duke University Campus, Durham, NC About the event: Several Duke MSc-Global Health students have organized a fun event to recognize World Pneumonia Day on Friday, November 11th, from 3:00 - 5:00 PM.  For those familiar with the Duke...

by Dr. Chizoba Wonodi, MD, PhD

On November 12, the world will mark the 3rd World Pneumonia Day. On that day, I will be thinking about all the faces of pneumonia I know and about Precious, a cute 1-year old I met last year in Lagos, Nigeria.

I met Precious at a seminar we organized for pneumonia advocates; her mother brought her to shine a light on the real lives and families touched by pneumonia. Precious’ ordeal began innocuously as a fever, which her mother thought was malaria.

Each year, people all across the world come together on World Pneumonia Day to increase awareness about the disease that claims more lives than AIDS, Malaria and Measles combined. This year's Activist Toolkit offers more resources to get involved and organize successful events that...

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