Above photo provided by Professor Ron Dagan   What is pneumococcal pneumonia? Can pneumococcal conjugate vaccines help answer the question? By Ron Dagan   It is well accepted that acute lower respiratory tract infection (LRI) is the leading cause of death in children in developing countries, and the most common cause of hospital visits in young chi
Above photo provided by Professor William Macharia   Potential for improved survival of newborns in sub-Saharan Africa from affordable, non-invasive point-of-care devices    By William M Macharia   An estimated 1 million newborns die in sub-Saharan Africa annually, contributing to 50% of all deaths in children under the age of five. Birth asphyxia,
Above photo provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   Maternal Interventions Vigilance may speed progress against the Sustainable Development Goals’ maternal, neonatal, and child health targets By Ajoke Sobanjo-ter Meulen   Over the past three decades, major reductions in maternal and child deaths were achieved, but continued progress
Above photo provided by The Rockefeller University "Streptococcal bacteria showing their polysaccharide capsule".   The Global Pneumococcal Sequencing Project (GPS) By: Stephanie Lo, PhD Streptococcus pneumoniae  (or the pneumococcus) has been known for more than a century as a major cause of bacterial pneumonia. In 1928, a British bacteriologist,
Above, photo provided by Dr. Todd A. Florin. Right middle lobe pneumonia in an adolescent requiring hospitalization.   The question of disposition to home or hospital has been called the “most important management decision” in children with pneumonia in the British Thoracic Society pneumonia guidelines. 1 For adults with pneumonia, rigorously deriv
Above, photo provided by Bridge to Health.  Michelle helping our local Ugandan coordinator, Nangoli Andrew, to scan   In the winter of 2014, Bridge to Health, working with our Ugandan partners, realized the power of portable ultrasound. We discovered its broad practicality for rural and remote settings, as well as its unique ability to incentivize
Above, photo by Nina Raingold Save the Children, UK Creative Team.  Pneumococcal vaccine before it is administered at Lodwar County Hospital, Turkana region, Kenya. Babies are routinely offered the pneumococcal vaccine at age 6 weeks to prevent them from contracting pneumonia. However, many families don't have the means to travel to hospital to obt
Above, photo by Jonathan Hyams, Save the Children, Bangladesh, July 2018:  Laila,* holds an oxygen mask to the face of her son Sohai,* two, at Save the Children’s  primary healthcare centre (PHCC) in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Sohai* was admitted to the inpatient ward at the PHCC, suffering from acute pneumonia.   by Kathryn Maitland, Professor of Tr
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.