Pneumonia: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

First indigenously developed Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine Approved by DCGI

The first-ever completely home-grown Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine has been approved by the Drug Controller General of India. The vaccine has been developed by Serum Institute of India, Pune. Serum Institute of India is also involved in the development of COVID 19 vaccine. The DCGI had given approval earlier to Serum Institute of India to ..

Pneumonia, diarrhoea still a big threat: Global study

Ahead of World Pneumonia Day, on November 12, the 2019 Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report Card released by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The report  describes progress in fighting pneumonia and diarrhoea in countries with the highest absolute number of deaths, and for the first ..

World Pneumonia Day: 12 November

On 12 November, the world observes World Pneumonia Day. World Pneumonia Day is being marked every year since 2009. The day was hosted by the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia for the first time in 2009. This year the theme for World Pneumonia Day is “healthy lungs for all” to raise awareness, promote prevention and ..

Lancet study on Under-5 Mortality in India

A study by the researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US analysed state-level Indian data on the causes of death among children under five for the years 2000-2015. The study was published in the journal Lancet. Findings of the Study India had more deaths among children under five than ..

2018 World Pneumonia Day (WPD)

The World Pneumonia Day (WPD) is observed every year on 12th of November to promote interventions to protect against, prevent, and treat pneumonia and to highlight proven approaches and solutions in need of additional resources and attention. Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of deaths in children under five years old despite being easily ..