Press Release

Ending Childhood Pneumonia in Nigeria – November 12th World Pneumonia Day

November 12th was World Pneumonia Day. What we should all know about childhood pneumonia in Nigeria: In Nigeria, more children under the age of five died from pneumonia in 2018 than from any disease – 443 deaths per day – representing 19 per cent of child deaths in the country. Pneumonia is the single highest […]

Africa Events Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV), the six-year Journey from Ibadan to Lokoja

By Chizoba Wonodi Nigeria launched the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) into its childhood immunization schedule in Lokoja, on December 22nd 2014. PCV prevents one of the deadliest bacterial causes of pneumonia, meningitis, blood infections and middle ear infections in children. Before now, only parents with the means could afford to vaccinate their […]

Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

We must focus on pneumonia if we want to reduce preventable child deaths in Nigeria

Six days ago, the world marked World Pneumonia Day, with the aim of drawing global attention to the number one killer of children under the age of five years. We invited our colleague Francis Ohanyido who devotes most of his time to this disease to offer our community his perspective on this disease. He has […]