Uganda Govt Steps Up Efforts to Curb Pneumonia

According to the Malaria Consortium Country Director, 40 percent of all deaths in children under five are as a result of diarrhoea, pneumonia or malaria. The Consortium called for scaling up interventions to reduce child deaths to preventable diseases like pneumonia.

Photo: Unicef

A young child is immunised with the new Pneumonia vaccine.

  • Uganda:  Plans to Curb Pneumonia Underway

    The Observer, 13 November 2012

    As Uganda celebrated World Pneumonia day on Monday, the Malaria Consortium, an international health NGO, called for the scaling up of community-based interventions for child ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Govt Announces Free Pneumonia Vaccination

    New Vision, 13 November 2012

    The Government will next year start free vaccination against pneumonia, the biggest killer of children below the age of five worldwide. read more »

  • Uganda:  Lung Health - Cough Is Not Normal (interview)

    New Vision, 13 November 2012

    As the world marks the Lung Week, Citizen News Service speaks to the president of the Uganda Thoracic Society Dr Francis Okot- Nwang who recently retired after several years of ... read more »

  • Uganda:  'Government Must Scale-Up Community-Based Interventions Against Pneumonia' (opinion)

    The Independent, 10 November 2012

    As the world marks World Pneumonia Day on Nov. 12, Malaria Consortium, an international public health non-profit is urging the Ugandan government to scale up life-saving ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Former MP Odit Dies of Pneumonia

    The Independent, 10 November 2012

    The former eighth Member of Parliament for Erute North in Lango Hon. John Odit is dead. The late Odit shall be highly remembered for his immense role in unearthing the dirt in NSSF ... read more »

  • Africa:  UNICEF Battles Children's Pneumonia and Diarrhea

    MediaGlobal, 21 August 2012

    Pneumonia and diarrhea account for nearly one-third of fatalities among children under the age of five worldwide - more than 2 million lives each year. The regions of sub-Saharan ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Breathing Difficulty Is an Emergency (opinion)

    New Vision, 23 June 2012

    Four-year-old Pearl Businge tosses in bed as her mother, Noella Barungi, watches in fear. "My baby was fi ne until two days ago when she ran short of breath after developing a ... read more »