Call to action on childhood pneumonia: a key step on the path to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal on child survival

By Eric Swedberg and Steve Wall Hundreds of participants including government ministers and senior planners from high-burden countries, leaders of United Nations and multi-lateral development agencies, major donors, non-governmental organizations, corporations and pneumonia researchers will be meeting this week for the first ever Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia. During our...

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Integrating Simplified Treatment Regimens to Manage Sepsis in Sick Young Infants

This blog was originally published on USAID's Health Research Program website here. By Samira Aboubaker Neonatal infections including pneumonia, sepsis, and meningitis are responsible for 21% of neonatal deaths annually and were responsible for over 550,000 out of 2.6 million neonatal deaths in 2016.1 Timely and appropriate inpatient care and...

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Early total enteral feeding – An effective intervention to improve outcomes in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates in resource limited settings

Early appropriate nutrition and infection prevention are vital for the survival of a preterm infant. These issues are interconnected when delayed enteral feeds leads to intravenous intervention, which can result in infection. For example, a very-low-birthweight (VLBW) neonate might have the establishment of enteral feeds delayed for several days due...

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