Above: Photo by Charlie Forgham-Bailey, Save the Children . Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Vaccinations are given at various points during the child's development, and helps prevent numerous ailments, including pneumonia.     by Cynthia Whitney, IHRC, Inc. and Emory Global Health Institute     To those of you who do not spend your day thinking
Photo by PA/ Getty Images By Kashmira Gander, published on 30 January 2019. Featured in Newsweek , 01 March 2019.     A 1986 essay written by the late  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory author Roald Dahl about his daughter dying of measles has been shared widely online, as new outbreaks of the dangerous disease have given it fresh relevance. The U.
Above, MamaOpe team in a focus group discussion with caregivers, village health team members, and opinion leaders.  by Olivia Koburongo, inventor and co-founder of MamaOpe Medicals Limited     “You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology. You can’t start with the technology and try to figure out where you’r
Above, photo by Peter Casamento: FREO2 Uganda team in Mbarara. From (L) to (R) Frank Kiwanuka, Sandrah, Ivan Muhumuza, Sheillah Mutetire Bagayana and Patrick Semata.  by Roger Rassool, physicist at the University of Melbourne and co-founder of the FREO2 Foundation     Imagination is more important than knowledge. This was confirmed for me during a
Above: Neha Thakur, 25, poses with her 7 month old baby, Vanita. ©Gates Archive/Mansi Midha By Keith Klugman, Director, Pneumonia, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation   Many of us who work in global health were drawn to the field by a desire to create a more equitable world. It is this desire that fuels our efforts to level the playing field for ch
by Evangelyn Nkwopara, Senior Research Manager and Clinical Trials Specialist at Save the Children US   It is 7:30AM in a small district hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi, and the pediatric triage unit is packed full of anxious parents seeking care for their sick infants or children. Here a dedicated team of research nurses and clinicians, part of the I
Above: Following the introduction of the vaccine in Fiji, fewer people in the community carried the vaccinated types of pneumococcus. Picture: Australian High Commission, Suva By Associate Professor Fiona Russell, University of Melbourne.  First published on 13 November 2018 in Health & Wellbeing .     Each year, about 650,000 children under th
IMAGE: PNEUMONIA IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH OF CHILDREN GLOBALLY. (UNITED NATIONS PHOTO/FLICKR.COM/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)   Authored by the Every Breath Counts Coalition    Is it our imagination or was it harder than ever to get the media to pay attention to pneumonia this World Pneumonia Day? Despite the best efforts of all who worked hard to get cov
By Associate Professor Fiona Russell, University of Melbourne Published in PURSUIT , University of Melbourne. 13 November 2018.      This week, we marked World Pneumonia Day . Pneumonia is the single largest infectious cause of death in children worldwide , and about one-third of all childhood deaths from pneumonia are a result of the pneumococcal
Towards Elimination of Pneumococcal Disease by Mark Alderson, Director of the Pneumococcal Vaccine Project at PATH, photos by Lauren Newhouse (PATH) and Mark Alderson (PATH)   Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) have now been introduced into many countries throughout the world, including in nearly 60 Gavi supported countries where these vaccines