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Multi-Country Study Of Severe Pneumonia In Hospitalized Children

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health announced on Tuesday the launch of “a groundbreaking new study called the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) study … a large multi-country case-control study of severe pneumonia in hospitalized children under five years of age … being conducted in Bangladesh, The Gambia, Kenya, Mali, South Africa, Thailand, and Zambia,” according to a JHSPH press release. The study, “a collaboration between five African and two Asian research sites coordinated by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) … will systematically look at current and likely future causes of childhood pneumonia in some of the world’s hardest hit populations,” the release states (8/16).