Latest World Pneumonia Day Stories
New software-defined app-device by LionsGate Technologies (LGTmedical) leverages mobile phones and tablets to create pulse oximeters that can quickly and accurately measure key signs of pneumonia
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.
In 2011, 1.3 million children lost their lives due to pneumonia. Last year, this illness caused the deaths of one in five kids throughout the world.
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.
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.
Vaccines against the primary cause of deaths from pneumonia in developing countries could save millions of lives and are highly cost-effective.
On Monday, the UN released an outlined plan that would cost $39 billion to save 5.3 million children from dying of pneumonia worldwide.
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