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Child Health Olympics: Racing Against Pneumonia and Diarrhea

[caption id="attachment_7141" align="aligncenter" width="473"] Source: Phil Hillyard/Courier Mail[/caption] By Lois Privor-Dumm, IMBA, International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) I, like many others, have watched the Olympics with a sense of excitement and awe this summer. Every four years, I find myself wondering how

Gaps in Vaccine Coverage Highlighted with New Report and Online Tool

New report informs WHA dialogue on the leading killers of children: pneumonia and diarrhea As the 69th World Health Assembly discusses progress on the Global Vaccine Action Plan, a new data visualization platform—from the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the

Pneumonia – why we need a disease-specific journal: an Editor Q+A

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="620"] iStock[/caption] By Lisa Hussey, BioMed Central [In April 2016] Pneumonia officially [published] its first volume as part of the BioMed Central suite of journals. Here, Editor-in-Chief Professor Allan Cripps highlights the importance of raising awareness about pneumonia and provides

5 WAYS TO STOP 200,000 CHILD DEATHS

This post originally appeared on Devex. This month, hundreds of thousands of children will get access to rotavirus vaccines in India with the start of a national introduction that marks Asia’s largest to date. But over 90 million children around the

World Pneumonia Day 2015: Stronger than Ever, Six Years In

This post was originally published on the Huffington Post and is cross posted here with permission.   Over the course of my career, I've been more personally committed to eliminating pneumonia as a major killer of children. So in 2009, I was

You Can’t Save Lives If You Don’t Fight Pneumonia

This post originally appeared on the USAID IMPACT blog and is cross-posted here with permission. by Robert Steinglass and Katrin DeCamp MCHIP immunization work in India / JSI For many problems in global health, we struggle to know the solutions. Pneumonia is not one of them. Since

5 Reasons to Give a Hoot About Pneumonia

This post originally appeared on the DefeatDD blog and is cross-posted here with permission. By: Lauren Newhouse, Communications officer for PATH’s pneumococcal vaccine development project As we mark the sixth annual World Pneumonia Day this month, you might be wondering why you should continue to care. You

About World Pneumonia Day 2015

This year's theme is: Push the Pace. Fight Pneumonia. Use the information and resources below to help you in your World Pneumonia Day campaign efforts! 2015 Events and Toolkits World Pneumonia Day 2015 Social Media Toolkit  Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance - World Pneumonia Day 2015

Fifth Annual World Pneumonia Day Marks Successes and Challenges in Tackling #1 Killer of Children

Fifth Annual World Pneumonia Day Marks Successes and Challenges in Tackling #1 Killer of Children Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia Calls for Continued Investment in Innovations and Proven Tools (BALTIMORE, MARYLAND) — Global health advocates today commemorated the fifth annual World Pneumonia

Fifth Annual World Pneumonia Day: Innovating to Fight Child Pneumonia

The Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia announced today the theme of the 2013 World Pneumonia Day commemorations will be “Innovation". In the days leading up to World Pneumonia Day, celebrated every year on November 12, advocates will call upon governments to