Keith Klugman

Keith Klugman, MD, PhD, is the Director of Pneumonia at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is a leading expert on antibiotic resistance in pneumonia pathogens and helped develop the pneumococcal vaccine. Prior to working at the foundation, Keith was the William H. Foege Professor of Global Health and Professor of Epidemiology in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, as well as Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Emory School of Medicine.

There is something that you and I both do 23,000 times each day. Breathe. Inhale life-sustaining oxygen, without which we’d only survive a handful of minutes. Breathing shouldn’t be a privilege. But…