Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Countries / Yemen

Survival of Women and Newborns in Crisis

Imagine you are eight months pregnant with your third child, with two other young children at home. The ground starts moving violently beneath you and panic sets in. You flee your collapsing home with your children.

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Who Would Have Imagined?

Pneumococcal disease, a bacterial infection, is the most common cause of pneumonia. Pneumonia is the leading killer of children under five in Yemen, accounting for almost one-quarter of the country’s infant deaths.

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