Academic journal article Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Who 60th Anniversary Commemorative Volume

Academic journal article Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Who 60th Anniversary Commemorative Volume

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This month's special theme is prevention and control of childhood pneumonia. This theme ties in with the cover poster, which highlights the health of newborn babies. In an editorial, Brian Greenwood (322) introduces this special issue with an overview of the global action required for the prevention and control of childhood pneumonia. The burden of pneumonia among HIV-infected children is under particular scrutiny, with a report from South Africa (324-325) and an editorial by Prakash Mohan Jeena (323). Theresa Braine (325-326) reports on the controversial funding mechanism considered to be a possible solution in the global struggle for funds to fight pneumonia.

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Who is at risk and why?

Igor Rudan et al. (408-416) examine global statistics on childhood pneumonia and provide details on the main risk factors.

Vaccines improve child survival

Shabir A Madhi et al. (365-372) discuss advances made in the use of both established and newer conjugate vaccines in reducing childhood pneumonia morbidity and mortality.

Is the vaccine safe?

In a review of research, Frank DeStefano et al. (373-380) did not identify major safety problems with pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.

Antibiotics, oxygen and training

Stephen M Graham et al. (349-355) examine current pneumonia case-management guidelines and propose improvements in a variety of settings among different at-risk groups.

Case management at tipping point

David R Marsh et al. (381-389) assess current policies and plans on managing pneumonia in 57 high-risk countries.

Indoor air pollution

Mukesh Dherani et al. …

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