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Authored by Bruce Innis, Global Head, Respiratory Infections & Maternal Immunization, PATH Center for Vaccine Access and Immunization, and AMI Strategic Leadership & Sadaf Khan, PATH Senior Program Officer and AMI Maternal & Newborn Health Technical Advisor. [caption id="attachment_11442" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo credit: PATH/Gabe Bienczycki[/caption] By getting vaccinated...

Authored by JustActions. In a 2016 address titled, “The Future of Aid for Health”, Larry Summers argued that there should be a “substantial reallocation” of foreign health aid towards global public goods, such as developing medicines and vaccines for diseases of poverty; managing cross-border externalities (e.g....

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...

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