Pneumonia in Children is the first and most comprehensive book on how to combat the main cause of serious illness and death in children throughout the world.
Expertly written and immediately accessible to doctors, other senior health workers and all those interested in public health approaches to pneumonia. Consequently 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. Moreover in this book you will find many illustrations, graphs, tables, and relevant radiographs. They outline the epidemiology and aetiology of pneumonia and its risk factors. In addiction discuss the role of the new vaccines in the prevention of pneumonia.
Firstly the book shows the current clinical guidelines as promoted by WHO for both inpatient and outpatient care in health centres and small hospitals. Secondly it is focused on developing countries and use of basic laboratory facilities and essential drugs. Thirdly, the book highlights the shortcomings of pneumonia control. Moreover, how current approaches have problems to reach the most vulnerable populations. Therefore leading the way for better pneumonia control in the context of a global action plan for pneumonia and diarrhoea. In addition to child survival initiatives.
‘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
About the authors
Professor Kim Mulholland has been involved in the design and implementation of most of the pneumonia vaccine trials undertaken in the developing world, and was one of the group that developed the Global Action Plan for Pneumonia. He is Professor of Child Health and Vaccinology at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dr Martin W. Weber was involved in the development and testing of treatment algorithms for WHO. Which consequesntly led to the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness and was one of the initiators of the Global Action Plan for Pneumonia. He is the Programme Manager for Child and Adolescent Health in Copenhagen.
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