Two million children may die of pneumonia in next decade
No fewer than two million Nigerian children may die in the next decade if concerted efforts are not made to fight pneumonia.However, an estimated 809,000 of the deaths could be averted by significantly scaling up services to prevent and treat pneumonia.
2m children will die of pneumonia in Nigeria unless… UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Wednesday said that two million children may die of pneumonia in Nigeria in the next 10 years unless more is done to fight the diseases.
China reports first death from mystery pneumonia outbreak
China on Saturday reported the first death from a virus believed to be from the same family as the SARS pathogen that killed hundreds in China and Hong Kong more than a decade ago.
China believes new virus behind mystery pneumonia outbreak
China believes a mysterious pneumonia outbreak that struck 59 people is caused by a new strain of virus from the same family as SARS, which killed hundreds of people more than a decade ago. Lead scientist Xu Jianguo told the official Xinhua news agency that experts had "preliminarily determined" a new type of coronavirus was…
Exclusive breastfeeding, Immunisation reduce cases of pneumonia
As the World Pneumonia Day is observed on Tuesday, Nigerians have been urged to practise exclusive breastfeeding and get their infants immunised to reduce the risk of pneumonia deaths.
Pneumonia second leading cause of under-5 deaths — Report
A new report has revealed that of the more than six million children under age of five that die each year, pneumonia is the second leading cause of such deaths, with 880,000 deaths recorded in 2016.
Oprah Winfrey Opens Up About Her Battle With Pneumonia
Oprah Winfrey has revealed she was forced to cancel all work after being diagnosed with a “very serious” case of pneumonia. On Monday, the chat show host opened up on her recent illness during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The 65-year-old talk show host explained that she thought she was suffering from a common cold following…
Menacing air pollution in Port Harcourt
Arriving in Nigeria a few years after a foreign sojourn to be confronted by black dust and a distasteful odour in Port Harcourt was a rude awakening. I initially ascribed my perennially blackened soles to residue in flooring, although an improbable explanation.
Pneumonia kills 900,000, infects 100m kids yearly
Results from seven-country project indicate that pneumonia kills 900,000 children under five years old and more than 100 million cases reported each year worldwide. According to the study from a consortium of scientists from around the world, led by a team at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, United States, this makes pneumonia…
Fight childhood pneumonia with immunisation, exclusive breastfeeding
To prevent pneumonia, medical experts have urged smokers to kick the habit. They also advised on keeping away from infected persons. It is also important to stay away from people who have cold, the flu, or other respiratory tract infections and wash hands frequently.