What Are the Implications for Childhood Pneumonia of Successfully Introducing Hib and Pneumococcal Vaccines in Developing Countries?

@article{Scott2008WhatAT,
  title={What Are the Implications for Childhood Pneumonia of Successfully Introducing Hib and Pneumococcal Vaccines in Developing Countries?},
  author={J Anthony G Scott and Mike English},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={25 - 32}
}
Pneumonia is the single commonest cause of death in children under five years old, accounting for 2 million out of 10 million childhood deaths worldwide [1]. Severe pneumonia is an important diagnostic syndrome within the World Health Organization (WHO)/UNICEF system for triage and clinical management in developing countries, the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI). The objective of IMCI is early recognition of disease and timely access to effective therapy; for severe pneumonia… CONTINUE READING

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