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Pneumonia's Last Syrah

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

Could getting rid of a case of wine help get rid of cases of pneumonia? This is the idea that came to me last week when New York Times wine criti...

A Great Deal for the World's Poorest Children

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

If you were a Minister of Health in Africa with less than $10 per person to spend on all health care, would you be able to justify $100 per dose for a vaccine, no matter how staggering the disease impact?

Bill Gates Can't Do it Alone

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

The ability to provide predictable financing to procure new, life-saving vaccines is the one unique donor role in the complex vaccine process.

Please Spread Viral Pneumonia (Videos, that is)

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

While there are millions of cases of viral pneumonia every year, there are far too few pneumonia videos that "go viral" on the Internet.

A Bad Outlook for a Bad Disease

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

For the first time, meningitis will get a slice of the pie. The pie in this case is the pie chart issued each year by the WHO, in which they estimate the proportion of child deaths due to each disease syndrome.

What You, Bono, and African Babies Have In Common

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

You, Bill Gates, Bono, and the African baby all have something in common. As infants you were all infected with rotavirus, the leading cause of severe diarrhea around the world.

Making Access to Flu Vaccine Happen

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

The long-term answer to sustainable vaccine access for developing countries is structuring pricing to make doses affordable to those countries.

Parliamentarians for Pneumonia

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

More importantly than events in Washington and London, for the first time ever, parliaments in developing countries, where the bulk of pneumonia deaths occur, were active locally on World Pneumonia Day.

Are You Smarter than the World's Global Health Donors?

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

Pneumonia is so poorly recognized that New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof called it "The killer no one suspects" and UNICEF dubbed it "the forgotten killer of children."