Apr 17, 2018
“An infant was brought in to me with signs of severe pneumonia. The baby was admitted and fortunately recovered. However, later we discovered that the baby had not had any pneumococcal vaccinations. Pneumococcal vaccines are key to pneumonia
Nov 17, 2015
This photo is the November feature for DefeatDD's 2015 toilet calendar. See how we "go" around the world. Photo credit: Marco Betti/WaterAid. Sandwiched between World Pneumonia Day (November 12) and World Toilet Day (November 19) is this funny week
Nov 12, 2014
As we mark the sixth annual World Pneumonia Day this month, you might be wondering why you should continue to care. You may have heard that pneumonia vaccines have been rolling out all over the world, even to many of the world's poorest countries.
May 15, 2014
You might think that coming home from abroad after attending a conference on the leading cause of bacterial pneumonia only to find your grandmother severely ill with bacterial pneumonia sounds too ironic to be true. But that's what precisely
Jan 29, 2014
Last year, I had somewhere in the ballpark of fifteen colds (and that's a conservative estimate). Just to plan ahead, I'm penciling into my 2014 calendar several colds over the next few months. You see, my son is in daycare. Need I say more?
Jan 02, 2014
Insufficient supply and high prices are major factors that can delay the availability of lifesaving vaccines in low-income countries—sometimes for decades following their adoption by wealthy countries. Shortening these timelines and improving
Sep 05, 2013
Recently, my husband and I did a rare thing and attended a major league baseball game. We made ourselves comfortable in the outfield bleachers just fair of the foul pole, ready for a few lazy hours in the sun rooting on the Seattle Mariners.