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2013-11-12 12:10:05

Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia calls for continued investment in innovations and proven tools Global health advocates today commemorated the fifth annual World Pneumonia Day by calling on global leaders to scale up existing interventions and invest in new diagnostics and treatments to defeat pneumonia. Each year, pneumonia kills more children than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Pneumonia took the lives of nearly 1.1 million children under 5 in 2012 alone, with more than...

Childhood Pneumonia Still Prevalent Despite Global Decline In Death Rates
2012-11-13 12:27:45

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In 2011, 1.3 million children lost their lives due to pneumonia. On average, the illness caused the deaths of one in five kids throughout the world. With these staggering statistics, pneumonia is considered the leading killer of children under five years of age. The situation presents a dichotomy. Over the last decade, there has been an increase in the amount of money spent on preventing, protecting, and treating children...

2011-11-11 14:20:55

In a breakthrough study published online today in The Lancet, researchers from Boston University, Save the Children and the WHO found that young children treated at home for severe pneumonia by Pakistan's network of "lady health workers" were more likely to get well than children referred to health facilities. The finding could save thousands of children's lives every year. Pneumonia is the leading cause of death of young children around the world, killing some 1.4 million children under...

2011-11-11 14:19:24

Results to be published right before World Pneumonia Day Children treated at home for severe pneumonia by Pakistan's "Lady Health Workers" were more likely to recover than children referred to health facilities, Save the Children found in a USAID-funded, WHO-coordinated study published in The Lancet medical journal today. The results come the day before World Pneumonia Day, which aims to focus the world's attention on the leading cause of child death. Roughly 1.4 million children under...

2011-11-10 12:56:38

Advances lauded as Malawi becomes next developing country to introduce pneumococcal vaccine on Saturday -- World Pneumonia Day Vaccines against the primary cause of deaths from pneumonia in developing countries could save millions of lives and are highly cost-effective, according to a comprehensive new analysis to be released on Thursday, Nov. 10. In a paper published in the journal International Health, the authors estimate that two pneumococcal vaccines being introduced in the world's...

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2009-11-02 12:20:00

On Monday, the UN released an outlined plan that would cost $39 billion to save 5.3 million children from dying of pneumonia worldwide. "Pneumonia is the leading cause of under age five mortality, killing more than 4,000 children every day," said Ann M. Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director. "Effective interventions to reduce deaths caused by pneumonia must be used more widely and made more readily available for children at risk." About 1.8 million children under the age of five die from...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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