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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,...

Much of the morbidity and mortality due to pneumonia represent shortcomings at multiple levels of fragmented health systems that forces families to spend out-of-pocket and without assuring quality care.  Here is a look at some of the basic components of UHC and current health system...

This report summarises public and philanthropic funding for pneumonia-related research by the G20 countries between 2000 and 2015 and provides detail of findings in specific areas: funding for diagnosis, therapeutics and vaccine research, research with a focus on the paediatric community, antimicrobial resistance, and funding...

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

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