Last week, the UK Government pledged £31 million to help prevent millions of people dying each year from illnesses caused by cooking over coal, wood, dung or biomass cook stoves. Baroness Northover, the UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, announced that the UK is to support the development of the private sector to…

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…