November 25, 2017

Home or Hospital: Where Do Children With Pneumonia Recover Better?

Lady Health Workers in Pakistan count the breaths of a sick child with pneumonia

The answer may be surprising. A 10 year study conducted by Save the Children recently concluded that children in impoverished  regions have a higher rate of recovery if cared for at home.  with 1.4 million children succumbing to it each year, “Pneumonia is highly treatable with inexpensive antibiotics, yet it remains the world’s number-one killer of children,” Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn Miles, said. Read more including next steps and when children should indeed go to the hospital.

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