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Save the Children Teams Up With Leading Health Organizations in Fight Against Pneumonia

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (August 13 2010) ˜ Save the Children joined with the World Health Organization's Global Action Plan for the Prevention and control of Pneumonia (GAPP) and GlaxoSmithKline to call for further action on reducing death and suffering due to childhood pneumonia. Coinciding with the International Pediatric Association Congress last week, the three groups held a meeting to call attention to pneumonia's annual toll of 1.5 million child deaths.
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World Pneumonia Day

The Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia was established in April 2009. It seeks to bring focus on pneumonia as a public health issue and to prevent the millions of avoidable deaths from pneumonia that occur each year.
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Investigation Info Febrile Convulsions in Young Children After Seasonal Influenza Vaccination

On 23 April 20110, the use of seasonal influenza vaccine in children aged 5 years and under was temporarily suspended in Australia, pending an investigation into the causes of an apparent increase in febrile...
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Four-in-one vaccines for total prevention of mumps, measles, rubella and chickenpox

Ever since the Ministry of Health implemented the Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI) in 2002, the 3-in-1 vaccination against mumps, measles and rubella (MMR) has been made compulsory.
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‘Flu-proof’ the Family!

I have two children, aged seven years and five months. I am thinking of having my seven-year-old boy vaccinated against the flu. However, I read that if this is his first time taking the vaccine, he will need a booster dose.
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Pediatricians Have Accomplished More With Less for Years - See What We Do!

Although the devil is in the details, the greatest beneficiaries of the healthcare reform bill are children, whether insured privately or through public insurance, ie, Medicaid. The evidence is irrefutable that investing in children's health,
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FDA Says Use of Rotarix Should Resume

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it is revising its recommendations for rotavirus vaccines. The agency says that based on a careful evaluation of a variety of scientific information, it has determined that it is appropriate for
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Influenza : Why Vaccinate Your Children?

When it comes to influenza, one rule applies – no one is immune. This is especially true for the elderly, those with pre-existing medical conditions and children, all of whom have a higher risk of falling victim to the flu. To find out why young children are so much at risk, we
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