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The Remaining Challenge of Pneumonia: The Leading Killer of Children

Dagan, Ron MD*; Bhutta, Zulfiqar A. MD, PhD; de Quadros, Ciro A. MD, MPH; Garau, Javier MD, PhD§; Klugman, Keith P. MB BCh, PhD, FRCPath; Khuri-Bulos, Najwa MD, CIC, FIDSA; Levine, Orin PhD**; Saha, Samir K. MS, PhD††; Sow, Samba MS, MD‡‡; Were, Fred MD§§; Yang, Yonghong MD¶¶

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: January 2011 - Volume 30 - Issue 1 - p 1-2
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182005389
World Pneumonia Day

From the *The Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel; †Division of Maternal and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan; ‡Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington, DC; §European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Barcelona, Spain; ¶William H. Foege Chair in Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; ∥Division of Infectious Disease, Jordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan; **International Vaccine Access Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; ††Department of Microbiology, Bangladesh Institute of Child Health, Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh; ‡‡Center for Vaccine Development, Bamako, Mali; §§Kenya Paediatric Association, Nairobi, Kenya; and ¶¶Pediatrics, Beijing Children's Hospital, Beijing, China.

Accepted for publication September 7, 2010.

Supported by Sabin Vaccine Institute, Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts.

Address for correspondence: Ron Dagan, MD, Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, POB 15, Beer-Sheva 84101 Israel. E-mail: rdagan@bgu.ac.il.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.