ISTANBUL – Having attended the 3rd Regional Pneumococcal Symposium held in Istanbul, Dr. Orin Levine, Co- Chairman of Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts (PACE) emphasized that pneumococcal disease is one of the most important health problems of our century, causing 1.6 million people to die every year, although it is infectious. Dr. Levine talked to Medical Tribune about his opinions on this issue.
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There are seven children dying of pneumococcal diseases every minute worldwid.
Prof. Dr. Ciro A. de Quadros, co-chairman of Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts (PACE), stated that seven children die from diseases caused by pneumococcus bacteria every minute, pointing out that the pneumococcal conjugate vaccination was effective and safe in preventing such diseases.
According to the World Health Organization, there are seven children dying from diseases caused by pneumococcus bacteria every minute
Speaking at the Third Regional Pneumococcal Symposium, Dr. Ciro A. de Quadros, cochairman of the Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts (PACE), said that the pneumococcus bacteria leading to diseases such as pneumonia, meningitis and bacteraemia causes 1.6 million people to die every year, half of whom are children. Dr.
Pneumococcal diseases rank at the top among terminal illnesses causing death in children and adults worldwide. These diseases, including pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis and other life-threatening diseases, result in the death of some 1.6 million people every year worldwide, half of whom are children under the age of five. Convening in Istanbul to ensure that pneumococcal vaccine is covered by public health insurance, experts called for global action.
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One child dies every 30 seconds around the world due to pneumococcal diseases. According to the results of a study, the level of awareness of these diseases is only two percent.