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Threat Of Influenza Outbreak Remains 100 Years After 1918 Pandemic, Experts Warn

Global Health NOW: A Century After 1918, Flu Pandemic Preparedness Still Lacking “…Despite a century’s worth of lifesaving scientific and medical advances to head off a similar tragedy, [experts] warn that an influenza pandemic could still trigger waves of mass death. … With the centennial of the 1918 flu pandemic…

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Private Sector, Governments, Donors Need ‘Renewed Commitment’ To Make Further Progress Against Pneumonia

Global Health NOW: It’s Time to Take the Air Out of Pneumonia Keith Klugman, director of pneumonia at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[O]verall progress [against pneumonia] remains intolerably slow compared to other childhood diseases. … Most urgently, [pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)] must become more affordable so it can…

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Pneumonia Can Be Effectively Treated, Prevented With Investments In Health Care Systems, Global Development Goals

Devex: Opinion: 3 ways to end preventable child deaths from pneumonia Marian Blondeel, senior communications specialist at the Malaria Consortium “Pneumonia is the deadliest infectious disease among children under the age of five worldwide — more than HIV, tuberculosis, Zika, Ebola, and malaria combined. … Shockingly, these deaths can be…

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Universal Flu Vaccine Could Prevent Widespread Epidemic, Researchers Say

Global Health NOW: U.S., World Still Not Ready for Another Flu Pandemic “Despite countless breakthroughs in medicine since the 1918 flu pandemic, one key advance continues to elude researchers. Without a universal vaccine to combat ever-changing flu strains, another pandemic threatens to overwhelm U.S. health care system, warns Tom Inglesby,…

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‘Strong, Efficient, Equitable Health Systems’ Necessary To Effectively Prevent, Treat Childhood Pneumonia

The Lancet: The case for action on childhood pneumonia Editorial Board “…Save the Children, in a report released on Nov. 2, makes the case that pneumonia is a forgotten killer, and they are right. Despite collective support for Gavi, and WHO and UNICEF’s global plan of action for pneumonia and…

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CDC Recognizes World Pneumonia Day

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Announcement: World Pneumonia Day — November 12, 2017 CDC recognizes World Pneumonia Day, which takes place annually on November 12, and “aims to highlight the huge toll pneumonia takes on children and adults worldwide” (11/10).

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FT Health Discusses Save The Children Report On Pneumonia, Features Interview With Retiring Director Of WHO’s Global TB Program

FT Health: Pneumonia — the biggest killer of children The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses a new report from Save the Children, “which warns that without further progress there will still be more than 700,000 annual deaths from [pneumonia] in 2030, causing unnecessary human…

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More Effort Needed To Save Children From Preventable, Treatable Pneumonia, Report Says

The Guardian: Gasping for breath: pneumonia’s deadly toll among the hungry children of Kenya “…Pneumonia kills two children under five every minute, or almost one million a year worldwide: more than malaria, diarrhea, and measles combined, according to research published by Save the Children on Thursday. Yet it can be…

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Every Breath Counts Coalition Aims To End Preventable Child Pneumonia Deaths By 2030

HuffPost: Partnering to Fight Pneumonia, the ‘Forgotten Killer’ of Children Carolyn S. Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, and colleagues “…Thirty organizations are joining forces in a public-private partnership with an ambitious, measurable goal: to end preventable child pneumonia deaths by 2030. The Every Breath Counts Coalition will…

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NIH, International Researchers Discuss Path To Develop Universal Influenza Vaccine

NIH: Experts Outline Pathway to a Universal Influenza Vaccine “Scientists and clinicians from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the California Institute of Technology discuss key considerations for developing a universal influenza vaccine in a meeting report appearing in…

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