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 passing the 500 day countdown in August, the global public…

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 may have heard that pneumonia vaccines have been rolling out all over the…

By: Leith Greenslade An important new report released today by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), Pushing the Pace: Progress and Challenges in Fighting Childhood Pneumonia, sheds light onto why pneumonia is still killing an estimated one million children every year, making it the leading infectious disease killer of children under five. The report finds that international development…

In 2013, almost 1 million children died of pneumonia, making it the number one infectious killer of children under five years of age. To address this major global health issue, it is important that we strive for universal access to healthcare so that every child, no matter where they live, can be treated effectively. We…