10.24.12
São Paulo, Brazil

Today Ghana is doing something that no other country in Africa has ever done.

Last week in separate deals with the GAVI Alliance, the drug companies Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) agreed to increase sales of cut-price pneumonia vaccines by 180 million doses, a 50% increase from previous commitments.

Winter colds are never any fun – the high fever, the hacking cough, the difficulty breathing. Now imagine trying to struggle through all of that when you are undernourished, under five years old and under no care other than the worried eyes of your mother. Imagine dying of pneumonia.

In an op-ed published today in the GlobalPost, Sabin executive vice president Ciro de Quadros, M.D., M.P.H., looks back on his work treating communities in Brazil which were once devastated by smallpox and polio.

This year for World Pneumonia Day 2011, health care workers from across the Philippines competed in a dance video competition aimed to increase awareness about the 

Started in 2009, World Pneumonia Day was launched by a broad coalition of public and nonprofit organizations—including the Sabin Vaccine Institute and

Tomorrow over 200 million people in over 100 countries will celebrate Global Handwashing Day.

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