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Even the biggest fire starts with just a tiny spark. I've always loved this phrase, as it demonstrates visually and powerfully that the most transformative acts of nature start with something small. This is also the case with great political movements. But how do you...

For World Pneumonia Day this year, I am speaking at the flagship UK event, which is being held in the Houses of Parliament. I will be speaking in front of an audience of parliamentarians, government representatives, leading NGOs and other interested parties, and I am...

More than 1.5 million kids under the age of 5 die every year from pneumonia. Who knew? In wealthy countries, we tend to think of pneumonia as a disease of the elderly, but pneumonia actually kills more young children than HIV, measles and malaria combined....

When kids get pneumonia in the United States and Europe, they don't usually die from it. In the rest of the world, there's still a very good chance that they will. Over the years, improvements in living conditions and scientific advances have reduced the impact...

To mark World Pneumonia Day, a new report published on behalf of the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia says simple solutions exist that can prevent the deaths of one-million children every year from pneumonia, the world's leading killer of children under five. Chief Executive Officer of...

A scientific breakthrough could pave the way for the development of vaccines against pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia, researchers have said. The discovery by scientists in Leicester and Dublin changes understanding of how the body's immune system responds to infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. Read more....

Take a deep breath and hold it. Do you remember the last time you had a cough or shortness of breath? For millions of kids in the developing world, seemingly benign common cold symptoms can be a death sentence. A coalition of governments, nonprofit and community-based...

How often can you buy a glass of wine and save a life? At a hip San Francisco event space last Tuesday evening, a wine-loving crowd did just that. You too can you combine your sensorial and charitable instincts by participating in "Pneumonia's Last Syrah",...

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

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