Pneumonia

Local is lekker: This African innovation could save hundreds of babies each year

Justus Wanzala, Adri Kotze

Every year, hundreds of thousands of children die gasping for air. This could help to change that.


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.