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Authored by Keith Klugman, Director, Pneumonia, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. [caption id="attachment_11415" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Neha Thakur, 25, poses with her 7 month old baby, Vanita, who is admitted to the childrens ward of the district hospital for malnourishment. The hospital keeps cases as such admitted...

Authored by the Every Breath Counts Coalition  Is it our imagination or was it harder than ever to get the media to pay attention to pneumonia this World Pneumonia Day? Despite the best efforts of all who worked hard to get coverage, very few health journalists and...

This article was originally posted on shotatlife.org on December 12, 2018 [caption id="attachment_11379" align="alignleft" width="600"] Children take a short break at their Mekong river island school near Pakse, Laos. These children go to school in an area called "the Four Thousand Islands." Laos has steadily improved...

Report finds inequity may slow progress in preventing child pneumonia and diarrhea deaths. Authors at the International Vaccine Access Center call on the global community to collect better data and target communities of greatest need. A new report finds health systems are falling woefully short of ensuring the most...

[caption id="attachment_11260" align="alignleft" width="620"] Lydie stock / stock.adobe.com[/caption] By Professor Ger Rijkers Every year, pneumonia affects millions of the most vulnerable people in our society. But although the most high profile cases often involve elderly celebrities, pneumonia is one of the leading causes of death for children...

[caption id="attachment_11242" align="alignleft" width="469"] Tools to fight pneumonia, in orange, and tools to treat diarrhea, in dark blue, are simple and cost-effective. As this graphic demonstrates, there is significant overlap in the tools that prevent both illnesses.[/caption] Anthony Okoth, Country Director, PATH office in Kenya It is...

New Appendix to the 2017 IVAC Pneumonia & Diarrhea Progress Report features expanded results/methods, financing strategies, and partner features from Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Results for Development (R4D), and Lions Club International Foundation.  ...

[caption id="attachment_11191" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Current vaccines and treatments save lives, but families need more options to fight pneumonia. Could new vaccines in the pipeline be game changers for defending young children from major causes of pneumonia? Photo: PATH/Lauren Newhouse[/caption] New vaccines on the horizon, if successful,...

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