17 Sep Rwanda Sees Gains Against Top Cause of Child Death: Pneumococcal Disease
By Talea Miller for PBS The Rundown – September 14, 2010
Pneumococcal disease is one of the leading causes of death for children around the world, killing more than 800,000 children younger than 5 every year, according to the World Health Organization.
“This is the biggest killer that nobody ever talks about,” said Orin Levine, executive director of the PneumoACTION project at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “It’s only recently that we’ve been able to get the media and policy makers to begin paying attention to this disease.”