Meetings in Geneva seek to address challenges in the detection of the symptoms of pneumoniaPublished: Jul 21, 2014
Recently, Malaria Consortium hosted a series of meetings in Geneva, bringing together global experts in child health, community case management, and diagnostics. During the meetings, the experts discussed the current global situation in relation to pneumonia, the current diagnostic tools being used at the community level and the possibilities for their improvement in the future.

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Improving pneumonia diagnostics through the use of counting beadsPublished: Jul 15, 2014
Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children worldwide. Every year it kills an estimated 1.2 million young children, accounting for approximately 18 percent of all deaths in this age group – more than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. This means that nearly one in five children under the age of five is killed by pneumonia. Children in Uganda are particularly susceptible to the disease, largely due to the fact that 33 percent of Ugandan children under five are stunted, and 14 percent are moderately to severely underweight - leading to immune systems too weak to fight infection.

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Getting research evidence into health policy and practice – let’s talkPublished: Jul 14, 2014
With the support of many health-related journal editors, BioMed Central hosted the inaugural ‘Health Services Research: Evidence-based practice’ conference in London from 1-3 July, bringing together distinguished leaders working in health services research to share learning and discuss their latest findings.

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Private Members Bill aims to establish 0.7% on aid in lawPublished: Jul 10, 2014
Liberal Democrat Michael Moore MP is sponsoring a Private Members Bill to enshrine in law the UK’s commitment to spend 0.7 percent of Gross National Income (GNI) on international development.

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South Sudan faces growing public health crisisPublished: Jul 9, 2014
On the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, the humanitarian situation remains critical for the country and it is on the brink of famine and facing a public health crisis.

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