Join the “Respiratory syncytial virus and child pneumonia” webinar event on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10AM Eastern Time (US). Talks will be host by Dr. Thing Shi, Dr. Marijke Proesmans, Dr. Keith Klugman and Dr. Louis Bont, chairman of the ReSViNET Foundation. Read more about the webinar. https://lnkd.in/g6XQ6vC
It was a great honor to meet with the First Lady of Ghana and the founder of the Rebecca Foundation and The Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation (IMPF), H.E. Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, during our visit in Accra, Ghana. The ReSViNET Foundation and the Rebecca Foundation share the goal to engage and to educate all necessary stakeholders and societal actors in order to decrease the global burden of children mortality and morbidity. We look forward to a growing alliance between the two organizations as we plan for our next conference hashtag#RSVVW2019 in Accra, Ghana on 12-14 November 2019! Stay in touch by seeing our latest updates via our website (http://www.resvinet.org/).
PeerVoice has launched three RSV activities which are endorsed by ReSViNET. These activities are meant for professionals to get a better understanding on RSV and are sponsored by Abbvie.
Double Trouble: The Impact of Viral and Bacterial Co-Infection In Children With RSV-CAAP and What to Do About it
Faculty: Jesse Papenburg & David Greenberg
Launch Date: 15th November 2018
Debated Issues in the Prevention of Severe RSV in Infants
Faculty: Harish Nair (Moderator), Louis Bont & Asuncion Mejias
Launch Date: 29th November 2018
Wheeze, Asthma and Lung Function: Latest Insights on the Long-Term Impact of Severe RSV in Infancy
Faculty: Eric Simoes and Manuel Sanchez Luna
Launch Date: 28 December 2018
A girl is treated for suspected cholera infection at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. There were more than 1 million cases of cholera in the country between April 2017 and April 2018. Hani Mohammed/AP
At year's end, global health numbers offer reason for both hope and despair.
There is one strong positive note. An overriding public health finding is that people are living longer. "If that's not a bottom line reason for optimism," says Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute and the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, "I don't know what is."
And then there are the million-plus cases of cholera in Yemen — deemed "a hideous milestone for the 21st century" by the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Note: Because of the way global numbers are gathered, it's too soon to report on health statistics from the year now drawing to a close. There are only a few yet available for 2018 — polio cases, for example, and Ebola deaths in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
But there has been a constant stream of numbers released from the years just past. Unless otherwise noted, the numbers below represent the worldwide population.