New Focus on Preventable Child Deaths

A health development organisation is hoping to save two million lives by 2015 by tackling diarrhoea and pneumonia, the leading killers of children globally.

An eight-month-old boy with pneumonia is examined by a doctor at Amana Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

  • Africa:  Chronically Malnourished Children Are 20 Percent Less Literate - Report

    Save the Children UK, 28 May 2013

    Chronically malnourished children are on average nearly 20 percent less literate than those who have a nutritious diet, according to ground-breaking new research released today by ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Malaria, Diarrhea, Pneumonia Killing Children - Unicef

    Daily Trust, 19 March 2013

    Malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia have being identified as the three main diseases that are responsible for killing children in their thousand in the country. read more »

  • Africa:  Path Experts On Lists of Top Vaccine Influencers

    PATH, 12 March 2013

    Amie Batson, Ashley Birkett, and Michel Zaffran were recently recognized for their work to develop and advance vaccines for low-resource settings. A list of "the top 50 vaccine ... read more »

  • Africa:  New Global Study Pinpoints Main Causes of Childhood Diarrheal Disease

    The Center for Vaccine Development, 13 May 2013

    A new international study published today in The Lancet provides the clearest picture yet of the impact and most common causes of diarrheal diseases, the second leading killer of ... read more »

  • Africa:  UN Launches Program for African Child

    Catholic Information Service for Africa, 12 April 2013

    Through its two organs, WHO and UNICEF, the UN has launched a massive program, aimed to save the African children from some of the world's killer diseases. read more »

  • Africa:  Global Partnership Seeks to Save Kids From Diarrhea, Pneumonia

    United States Department of State, 12 April 2013

    Saving young children from death by pneumonia or severe diarrhea is the objective for a new action plan announced April 12 by U.S. and international health agencies. read more »

  • Tanzania:  New Vaccines to Save Children's Lives

    Tanzania Daily News, 7 December 2012

    ANOTHER page in history has been written with the introduction of two new vaccines that are designed to save the lives of children. read more »

  • Africa:  Aiming to Eliminate Preventable Child Deaths, 12 November 2012

    The world is winning the fight to keep children alive, and preventable child deaths may, at some point in the near future, be a thing of the past, according to Carolyn Miles, ... read more »

  • Africa:  Pneumonia - Number One Killer of Children Under Five

    United Nations Children's Fund, 12 November 2012

    Marking the fourth annual World Pneumonia Day, November 12th, world leaders and the Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia are calling for major efforts in the fight against ... read more »