Pneumonia

 
Molewa's family thanks SA for support, reveals cause of death
Molewa's family thanks SA for support, reveals cause of death
The late Minister Edna Molewa died from Legionnaires' disease - an extremely acute form of pneumonia, her family said on Sunday.
Local is lekker: This African innovation could save hundreds of babies each year
Local is lekker: This African innovation could save hundreds of babies each year
A minuscule fist has escaped, startled, from under the pink blanket. Damaris Atienogingerly reaches into the clear plastic crib for her baby, whose...
Gasping for breath: Pneumonia's deadly toll
Gasping for breath: Pneumonia's deadly toll
The baby lying under a red printed blanket is gasping for air. Her tiny chest is convulsed with the effort of drawing oxygen into her lungs and, as...
Medical smart jacket tackles misdiagnosis of pneumonia
Medical smart jacket tackles misdiagnosis of pneumonia
Ugandan undergraduate Brian Turyabagye was studying engineering when his friend’s grandmother fell seriously ill. He accompanied her to hospital...
Vaccine lowers child pneumonia and meningitis by 70%
Vaccine lowers child pneumonia and meningitis by 70%
A pneumococcal vaccine introduced into the government’s immunisation programme in 2009 has reduced the incidence of pneumococcal disease, usually...
Emergency: Help us help patients
Emergency: Help us help patients
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
Harsh prison air left mark on Madiba
After emerging victorious from prison to lead South Africa to democracy and become a global icon, Nelson Mandela may have been stalked by his...
Jabs deplete vaccine budget but dramatically cut child mortality
Jabs deplete vaccine budget but dramatically cut child mortality
Forty percent fewer South African children are being hospitalised for pneumonia and severe diarrhoeal disease than in 2009 due to the government's introduction of rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccines, according to Shabir Madhi, the executive director of the government's...
South Asia gets life-saving vaccine
South Asia gets life-saving vaccine
Pneumonia is one of the biggest killers of children under five in the developing world. The country's prime minister, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf,...