APPLICATION OF PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINES TO MORTALITY REDUCTION IN CHILDHOOD PNEUMON

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Application of pneumococcal vaccines to mortality reduction in childhood pneumonia: Overview of roundtable discussion, Australia21 & Griffith University, Canberra.

Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in the developing world especially in children under five years of age and the prevention of severe disease and death from this cause is a necessary priority for reducing maternal and child mortality. To achieve such mortality reduction requires an integrated approach including case management immunization, improvement of nutrition, control of indoor air pollution and the prevention and management of HIV infection.

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