Pneumonia is the most common cause of death in children.
Pneumonia is the most common cause of death in children, accounting for at least 18% of global child mortality and 50% of deaths in some countries in the region. Most pneumonia deaths occur due to lack of simple antibiotic therapy.
In Vietnam, our researchers are conducting a clinical trial on the most effective, least expensive dosage of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. In Cambodia, we are evaluating community case management of pneumonia.
Early data suggests that this community based, low-cost method of management could have a profound impact on pneumonia-related child deaths.
Staff: Kim Mulholland, Beth Temple, Kathryn Bright
Students: Jana Lai
Collaborators: National Institute of Hygiene and Epidiemology, Hanoi; Pasteur Institute, Ho Chi Minh City; Health Services (Department of Health), Ho Chi Minh City; Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne; GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Belgium