Above photo, by Charles Atiki Lomodong / Save the Children. Agnes* holds baby John* in the Save the Children stabilisation centre in Kapoeta, South Sudan.   Talks by:    Thomas Kesteman, Foundation Merieux “Results of the Pneumonias' Etiology Among Refugees and Lebanese population (PEARL) study” Kate Elder, MSF Vaccine Access Campaign “Protecting c
Above photo by Charles Atiki Lomodong/ Save the Children.  Agnes* holds baby John* in the Save the Children stabilization centre in Kapoeta, South Sudan. Agnes* found baby John* abandoned by the riverbank near her home. The police tried to trace the mother and she was asked to care for the baby in the meantime. Agnes* brought him to the Save the Ch
Above photo by Jonathan Hyams / Save the Children. Dr Partha Pratim Das attends to Sohai*, two, on the inpatient ward at Save the Children’s primary healthcare centre (PHCC) in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. His mother, Laila*, brought Sohai to the PHCC when he had difficulty breathing. He was immediately admitted as an emergency case of acute pneumonia.
Above, photo by Nina Raingold/Save the Children. Teressa, aged 8 months, at Lodwar County Hospital, Turkana region, Kenya. Teressa was admitted to hospital with pneumonia.     Talks by: Todd Florin, MD, MSCE, Associate Professor, Director of Research, Division of Emergency Medicine, Lurie’s Children’s Hospital Lilliam Ambroggio, PhD, MPH, Associate
Above, photo  by Charlie Forgham-Bailey,  Save the Children Mary* is weighed in order to check for malnutrition (a contributing factor to pneumonia) at the Centre de Santé et Maternité, Galilée, a health centre on the outskirts of Kinshasa, DRC.     A COMMENT FROM THE COORDINATOR  Innovation is a hot topic among health professionals, but its signif
Above, photo by Nina Raingold,  Save the Children, UK Creative Team Mercy, aged 18, with her son Abrahim, aged 7 months, at Lodwar County Hospital, Turkana region, Kenya. Abrahim was admitted to hospital with pneumonia but has now recovered. Abrahim was also previously on Save The Children's nutrition programme at the hospital.     A COMMENT FROM T
Photo by Martin Kharumwa of Save the Children, South Sudan. A seven-month-old child lies on a hospital bed in Bor, South Sudan after being treated for pneumonia.                                                 A COMMENT FROM THE COORDINATOR                   Oxygen, antibiotics, diagnostic tools, oh my! This month’s PIN newsletter covers a wide ran
Above:  Photo by Gabe Bienczycki, PATH     Talks by: Gail Rodgers, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: PCV and PCV schedules Bill Hausdorff, PATH: PCV Vaccines: Why so many doses in the first place? View of a vaccine developer Grant Mackenzie, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM: PCV s cheduling with a focus on T
Above: Photo by Tito Justin, Save the Children.  Baby Mabior* has a cough, fever, and malaria. After diagnosis, she was found to have pneumonia and was treated immediately.       A COMMENT FROM THE COORDINATOR Have you heard the global buzz around pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) and recommendations regarding when they should be administered
Above, photo submitted by Keith Klugman, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation   Talks by:   Ting Shi, University of Edinburgh: ” Global disease burden estimate of RSV in young children ”   Louis Bont, University Medical Center Utrecht: ” RSV clinical presentation and disease severity ”   Marijke Proesmans, University Hospital Leuven: ” RSV thera
Above, photo submitted by Kawsar Talaat, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health     Talks by: Tim Uyeki (Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): “Influenza and Influenza-associated Pneumonia in Children”   Thushan de Silva (Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medici
Above, photo by Ellery Lamm, Save the Children:  Moriam, 15 months sits with her mom, Dali, and sister Bristi, 5, in their home in Barisal district. Moriam had and survived pneumonia.     A COMMENT FROM THE COORDINATOR With some new and exciting partnerships to report, collaboration is the theme for March 2019. This month’s newsletter features anno
Photo by Fredrik Lerneryd, Save the Children:  Clinical officer Agnes, is reviewing Rebecca* and her baby, Lawrence*, who has severe pneumonia. Lawrence* is doing much better after three days in the health center.     A COMMENT FROM THE COORDINATOR With the new year well underway, we have exciting network news and events to share. We are eager to a
Above, Story Central Photo by Suzanne Lee, Save the Children : February 13, 2015. Sabatri, 23, cares for her son Dataram, 6 months, as he gets treated for pneumonia in the Trishuli District Hospital, Nepal.     A COMMENT FROM THE COORDINATOR Happy New Year to the Pneumonia Innovations Network! As we usher in the new year, we are happy to share a br
Above, Story Central Photo by Guilhem Alandry, Save the Children:  Shipra with her son, Nirob who is 5 months and 20 days in Bosikali Village, Badalpur union, Ajmiriganj upazila, Habiganj Division, Bangladesh. Nirob has continuous sicknesses including pneumonia and he is malnourished.      A COMMENT FROM THE COORDINATOR As we head into the last mon
A COMMENT FROM THE COORDINATOR  November 12, 2018 is World Pneumonia Day .  World Pneumonia Day (WPD) is our day to raise awareness around pneumonia and the many lives pneumonia claims every year. This year, we must promote pneumonia prevention and treatment interventions, and catalyze action to fight pneumonia with greater force than ever before.
Talks by: Cammie Lee and Taylor Salisbury (Results for Development/ R4D): “ Measuring Pediatric Pneumonia Diagnosis Rates: An Application of Lung Ultrasound in Tanzanian Children Under Five ”   Tony Gades (Philips): “ Philips Lumify Handheld Ultrasound: A Flexible Platform for Global Health”   Jennifer Lenahan (Save the Children, US): “ Lung Ultras
A COMMENT FROM THE COORDINATOR “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Dr. Roger I. Glass, author of this month’s Deep Breaths blog post, reminds us of this proverb and asks an important question: With so many children’s lives at stake, what better motivation can any of us have? We continue to struggle in reducing child deaths by pneumonia and the
Talks by: Michael Hawkes (University of Alberta Department of Pediatrics & School of Public Health): “ Solar Powered Oxygen Delivery ” Also see “ Solar-Powered Oxygen Delivery in Low-Resource Settings – A Randomized Clinical Noninferiority Trial ” by Hawkes et. al, recently published in JAMA Pediatrics here .     Adegoke G. Falade (Professor of
A COMMENT FROM THE COORDINATOR Kevin Watkins and Devi Sridhar have made one thing perfectly clear: pneumonia is still the leading infectious cause of child mortality globally. Despite our continued efforts, we have miles of ground to cover if we are going to meet SDG 3.2, ending preventable child deaths by 2030. This month’s newsletter includes a n