February 2020 PIN Newsletter
A Comment from the Coordinator Lots going on in the world of pneumonia. January 29-31, 2020 stakeholders gathered at CosmoCaixa in Barcelona, Spain to attend the Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia . In addition to a declaration to reduce child pneumonia deaths to less than 3 per 1000 live births by 2030, outcomes from the meeting included impo
Pneumonia Careseeking in Asia Webinar Event November 12, 2019 10:00 AM EDT (US); 15:00 GMT Speakers Rani Mohanraj, Samarth Understanding careseeking behavior for childhood pneumonia: Findings from India Imran Nisar, Aga Khan University Healthcare utilization patterns for pneumonia in children in peri-urban slums of Karachi, Pakistan Aliya
Above photo obtained from PATH/Satvir Malhotra. A worker at Serum Institute of India inspects vaccine vials at the company’s vaccine manufacturing division where PNEUMOSIL® and other conjugate vaccines are made. A Comment from the Coordinator Happy new year from the Pneumonia Innovations Network (PIN)! Some exciting news to greet the new year.
Above photo, provided by Fredrik Lerneryd / Save the Children. Nakwan is only seven days old, and she has pneumonia. She will remain in the clinic under treatment until she is stable. Katilu health centre is located in Katilu, Turkana county in Northern Kenya. The centre receives around 3600 patients per month. Among those patients, around 15 are
Above photo, Photo by Ellery Lamm / Save the Children. A mother watches over her 5-month-old baby, Shahida, who has pneumonia in a hospital in Barisal district. Save the Children is helping to train healthcare providers to diagnose and treat pneumonia at the community level. A COMMENT FROM THE COORDINATOR This month, we will hear from PIN Mem
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.