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 it is. Around the world, pneumonia makes breathing impossible for too many…

Journalist Cynthia Gorney could have written a piece about vaccine skepticism—what many westerners now think of when they hear the word vaccine. Instead, the University of California, Berkeley journalism professor chose to tell a story less told: how to get enough…

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…

A Ugandan inventor is looking to end scores of missed pneumonia diagnoses with a very different kind of lab jacket.   Shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize 2017, inventor Brian Turyabagye says his prototype biomedical jacket gives an accurate…

On Saturday, India’s government announced a much-anticipated decision to include the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) in the government’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP). The vaccine will protect children against severe forms of pneumococcal disease, such as…

Former President George H.W. Bush’s hospitalization put pneumonia in the news this week. However the kind of care he’s receiving isn’t an option for the many children suffering from pneumonia in impoverished countries, argues Kate O’Brien, executive director of…

In recognition of World Pneumonia Day on November 12, the International Vaccine Access Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is raising awareness of pneumonia’s toll on children. (It's the leading infectious killer of children under 5 years old…

Despite numerous awards and substantial funding, a program designed to compensate for the scarcity of doctors in rural India has made no impact, according to a Gates Foundation review. The WHP-Sky Program, launched in 2011, aimed to give patients access to licensed…

In the wake of US Secretary Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis, global attention has shifted toward the disease. With an estimated 450 million cases annually, pneumonia is more fatal than people realize. This is especially true in Africa and Asia, where costs are higher…

During this year’s International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD) in Glasgow, Scotland, experts identified 5 important insights about pneumococcal pneumonia. They pointed to important progress in the effort to reduce rates of pneumonia infection.…