MCHIP plays key role introducing lifesaving vaccine in nine African countries

Pneumonia is the deadliest disease among children under the age of five, killing an estimated 1.2 million children annually. Fortunately, Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) can protect susceptible children, preventing against severe forms of pneumococcal diseases—mainly pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia and sepsis.

Two big challenges to prevent under-five deaths from pneumonia: Care seeking and treatment compliance

On World Pneumonia Day, MCHIP Child Health Team Lead Yehuda Benguigui describes the global effort to curb preventable child death from pneumonia and other early childhood diseases.