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Inauguration of Central Oxygen Supply System at Khulna Shishu Hospital

On February 25, a central oxygen supply system at Khulna Shishu Hospital (KSH) was inaugurated to ensure that regular and uninterrupted medical oxygen is available for critical management of inpatient children. The central oxygen supply system was commissioned in November 2015, with technical assistance provided by the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and […]

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Defeating pneumonia: Considering both providers and caregivers in achieving medication adherence

More than 900,000 children die of pneumonia each year. Many of these cases go undiagnosed and untreated. The countdown to 2015 report notes that only 54% of children with pneumonia symptoms are taken to a health care provider, while the Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhea reports that only 31% of children with suspected […]

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National Pneumonia Day in DRC

The Ministry of Health (MoH) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)—with support from USAID through the Integrated Health Project and SIAPS Program, as well as UNICEF and other partners—has organized a National Pneumonia Day to raise awareness of pneumonia prevention and management.  DRC’s National Pneumonia Day falls on November 12, coinciding with World Pneumonia Day. […]

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Every breath counts: Improve health outcomes for pneumonia through better access to pharmaceuticals and services

Pneumonia is the leading infectious disease killer of children under five, killing more than 900,000 children— the vast majority in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa— every year. Reductions in childhood pneumonia deaths lag behind reductions in deaths due to malaria, diarrhea, measles and AIDS, and many of these children die because of delays in care […]

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World Pneumonia Day 2014: Strengthening Systems to Ensure Universal Access to Pneumonia Care

Accounting for more than one million under-five deaths each year, pneumonia is the leading killer of children under the age of five worldwide, claiming more lives than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.  This year’s World Pneumonia Day (WPD) theme is “universal access to pneumonia prevention and care”.  In commemoration of WPD, child health advocates are […]

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