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By Laura MacInnis, Fri Oct 30, 2009 GENEVA (Reuters) - A vaccine aid group said on Friday it was seeking $4 billion to protect as many as 130 million of the world's poorest children against diarrhea and pneumonia. Read more...

By MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer Maria Cheng, Ap Medical Writer – Sun Nov 1, 7:01 pm ET LONDON – To fight pneumonia, the world's top killer of children, United Nations officials say they need $39 billion (euro26.35 billion) over the next six years. Read...

Ananya Panda, Tribune News Service, New Delhi, November 2 One child dies every minute in India due to pneumonia, with the global meter ticking faster at one in every 15 seconds. The respiratory infection, the leading cause behind deaths among children, claims two million infants each...

The Hindu - NEW DELHI, November 3, 2009 The government will introduce Hib (Haemophilus influenza type b) pentavalent (five-in-one) vaccine in the routine immunisation programme from next year. It will replace the DPT and Hepatitis ‘B’ vaccines. Read more...

2 November 2009 (IRIN) Health organizations have joined forces to launch the first World Pneumonia Day, urging governments, donors and civil society to act to prevent and treat the world’s leading child killer. Read more...

World Pneumonia Day hopes to raise awareness of the disease, which kills every 15 seconds. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports. Watch video ...

By Orin Levine Huffington Post- November 1st, 2009 "After years as the forgotten killer of children, pneumonia is finally going to have its day. Literally. Monday November 2nd is the first ever World Pneumonia Day and by all appearances this could be the tipping point...

Times of India-November 1st, 2009 "If you want to keep pneumonia (common respiratory disease) at bay, make efforts to strengthen your immunity and resistance power to fight the disease, believe health experts as they prepare for the World Pneumonia Day, to be observed on Monday...

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