Blog Posts Address World Pneumonia Day

The following is a summary of blog posts addressing World Pneumonia Day, observed on Nov. 12.

  • Yehuda Benguigui, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog: Benguigui, child health team lead for USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), examines two challenges in preventing pneumonia deaths in children younger than age five: prompt care seeking, which “is crucial to early detection of pneumonia, prompt treatment, and survival,” and treatment compliance “to ensure that their children complete courses of treatment in the right dosage” (11/12).
  • Kerry Ann Dobies and Kelli Cappelier, USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: “Today, on World Pneumonia Day, MCHIP celebrates that this disease is preventable with safe, effective and affordable tools,” Dobies, a program coordinator at John Snow, Inc., and Cappelier, technical manager of USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) at John Snow, Inc., write in the blog (11/12).
  • Tina Musoke and Sean Bartlett, United Nations Foundation Blog:  The authors, both senior communications officers at the foundation, explore seven important facts about pneumonia and highlight “a number of efforts to fight” the illness (11/12).