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Recent scientific advances have created enormous opportunities to reduce the impact of pneumonia - the leading cause of child deaths in the developing world. There are now proven vaccines available to protect against the major causes of pneumonia, and progress is being made in introducing them through GAVI. However, more innovation and resources are needed to prevent and treat childhood pneumonia.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

Breathing Life into Medical Oxygen Ahead of WHO Committee Decision

Oxygen is one of the most frequently-required medical interventions in the world, yet it remains in critically short supply in low-resource hospitals. The WHO will soon make a decision on whether to include oxygen in its updated Essential Medicines list.

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New Hope for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Prevention

A new vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) could provide an opportunity to close the gap in access to RSV prevention between developed and developing countries by enabling an accessible and affordable tool for developing countries.

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‘Deliver, Deliver, Deliver’ – Dagfinn Høybråten Reflects on Five Years as Gavi Board Chair

Dagfinn Høybråten will this week chair a Gavi Board meeting for the last time before stepping down at the end of 2015. Here he reflects on five years at the helm of the Vaccine Alliance, steering Gavi through pivotal moments in its 15-year history.

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Breathing Away: Bringing Down Child Deaths From Pneumonia

Malaria Consortium's Pneumonia Diagnostics Project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is working to find the best tools to detect symptoms of pneumonia in remote rural settings so that children can be properly treated.

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New Ways of Quickly Diagnosing Children Most At Risk for Pneumonia

On this World Pneumonia Day, I am proud to announce new grants to ten scientists working on nine projects in seven countries to test out-of-the-box ideas to improve pneumonia detection.

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