Gasping for breath: Pneumonia's deadly toll

Karen McVeigh

A disease that claims the lives of two children under five a minute worldwide has hit drought-stricken Kenya hard, its spread driven by malnutrition.

Medical smart jacket tackles misdiagnosis of pneumonia

Kate Hodal

Jacket would detect symptoms up to four times faster than a doctor.

Vaccine lowers child pneumonia and meningitis by 70%

Amy Green

South Africa was the first African country to introduce the expensive but effective pneumococcal vaccine, Prevenar, into its immunisation programme.

Emergency: Help us help patients

Amy Green

Eight staff members at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto speak out in a desperate bid to improve conditions at the facility.

Harsh prison air left mark on Madiba

Mia Malan, Amy Green

Madiba's prison past may have played a role in his recurrent lung infections.