Hunger Feeds Kenya's Shocking Death Toll

Cheaper vaccines and universal health care are needed to curb pneumonia, a scourge that kills 1 million people a year—more than malaria, diarrhea and measles combined, concludes Save the Children.
 
Amoxicillin treats pneumonia cheaply, but less than 60% of health facilities in Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mauritania—and less than 1/4 in Uganda and Nepal—have it on hand.
 
In Kenya, children under 2 accounted for most of 2015’s 22,473 pneumonia deaths. In Turkana, where Save the Children trains health workers, vaccines are available, but a drought-fueled nutrition crisis makes children even more vulnerable.
 
The Guardian

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