April 2019 Member Newsletter
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
A COMMENT FROM THE COORDINATOR The PIN will be hosting two more webinars in 2018. Keep your eyes open for email invitations to the Oxygen and child pneumonia webinar in September and the Ultrasound and child pneumonia webinar in October. Check out this month’s Deep Breaths blog post by Dr. Fyezah Jehan. ANNOUNCEMENTS CALL FOR MEMBER UPDATE
A COMMENT FROM THE COORDINATOR A special thank you to Gatien de Broucker, Michael Head and Rebecca Brown for their presentations given during the “The Fight Against Pneumonia: Who Pays?” webinar event on June 27, 2018. ANNOUNCEMENTS CALL FOR MEMBER UPDATES: Do you have news, updates/ announcements or publications that you would like to share
Talks by Gatien de Broucker, Health Economist at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health: “ The Cost of Illness: An Economic Approach to Include Patient, Caretakers and Healthcare Perspectives .” Michael Head and Rebecca Brown, Research Fellows at the University of Southampton: “ Sizing Up Pneumonia Investment: The Public and Philanth
A Comment from the Coordinator, Announcements, Deep Breaths blog post by Dr. Debby Bogaert, Upcoming events, and PIN Member and Partner Updates for June 2018. A Comment from the Coordinator A special thank you to Drs. Jeremy Keenan and Charles Knirsch for their Pneumonia Innovations Network webinar presentations for the MORDOR webinar. The next
Talks by Drs. Jeremy Keenan (UCSF, MORDOR Trial co-investigator) and Charles Knirsch (Pfizer, VP of Vaccines Clinical Research). Webinar date: May 17, 2018. View the presentation slide deck using the SlideShare link .
A Comment from the Coordinator, Announcements, Deep Breaths blog post by Dr. Eric McCollum, Upcoming events, and PIN Member and Partner Updates for May 2018. A Comment from the Coordinator BIG NEWS : Published in The New England Journal of Medicine, April 26, 2018: Can four twice-yearly mass distributions of oral azithromycin administration have
A comment from the coordinator, Deep Breaths blog post by Dr. Adegoke Falade, upcoming events, and PIN member and partner updates for April 2018. A comment from the coordinator A special thank you to Drs. Mike English, Sam Akech, Grace Irimu, and Ambrose Agweyu of KEMRI-Wellcome Trust for the insightful presentations given during the Hospital in
Talks by Drs. Mike English, Sam Akech, Grace Irimu, and Ambrose Agweyu of KEMRI-Wellcome Trust. Webinar date: March 27, 2018 View the presentation slide deck using the SlideShare link .
A comment from the coordinator, Deep Breaths blog post by Dr. Mark Ansermino, upcoming events, and PIN member and partner updates for February 2018. A Comment from the Coordinator Our webpage will better serve our growing membership and give you, our network members, the power to easily access important and up-to-date information about pneumo...