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‘Pneumonia is the greatest killer of the under-fives globally and it is hard to prevent through health education. This book is an invaluable contribution to clinicians the world over.’
Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth
Expertly written and immediately accessible to doctors, other senior health workers and all those interested in public health approaches to pneumonia, Pneumonia in Children has become the standard text on the subject. In the book’s 20 chapters, the authors presents all aspects of pneumonia and its control in children, using illustrations, graphs, tables, and relevant radiographs. They outline the epidemiology and aetiology of pneumonia and its risk factors, and discuss the role of the new vaccines in the prevention of pneumonia. The book shows the current clinical guidelines as promoted by WHO for both inpatient and outpatient care in health centres and small hospitals, with focus on developing countries and use of basic laboratory facilities and essential drugs. The book highlights the shortcomings of pneumonia control and how current approaches have problems to reach the most vulnerable populations – leading the way for better pneumonia control in the context of a global action plan for pneumonia and diarrhoea, and in child survival initiatives.