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17:00 - 18:30 1 June 2010

Global Health Issues: Childhood Pneumonia Deaths - are we doing enough to stem the tide?


Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Richard A Adegbola, PhD, FRCPath, FRCP, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA, Dr Adegbola is Senior Program Officer of Pneumonia Clinical Studies at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His role is taking pneumonia research findings to policy, implementation and evaluation for impact. He is responsible for vaccine impact studies, and for studies of the many causes of pneumonia in the developing world.

Pneumonia is the leading killer of children under five years of age. It kills more children than any other disease - more than AIDS, malaria and measles all combined. Yet, relatively few resources are committed to addressing the problem. Death due to pneumonia is unsurprisingly associated with malnutrition, poverty and poor access to health care. Consequently, more than 98% of pneumonia deaths in children occur in developing countries. Children who are poor, hungry and living in hard to reach areas bear the brunt. So the time to act is now.


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Childhood Pneumonia lecture