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The challenges in pneumonia diagnosis in low-resource settings have been well documented. The current method routinely used involves community health workers manually counting a child’s breath for one minute - the respiratory rate. This is often not done, or done poorly, frequently leading to misdiagnosis...

Despite global progress in fighting some of the deadliest diseases, including AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, progress in combating one common infection — pneumonia — has been much slower. Even with the tools and resources we must defeat it: pneumonia remains the leading infectious killer of...

What proportion of children with symptoms of pneumonia are taken to an appropriate health provider? Just 55 % of children with suspected pneumonia are taken to a health facility in the 60 countries where 97% of child pneumonia deaths are occurring. In countries, such as Somalia,...

In 2009, a diverse group of committed doctors, advocates, academics, UN officials and business people came together to change the way the world responded to pneumonia - the “forgotten killer of children”.[1] When they launched the first World Pneumonia Day in November, pneumonia was killing...

We all have a role to play in ending preventable child pneumonia deaths by 2030

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