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Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents
Pneumonia Program Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
About your speaker
Professor Keith Klugman leads the Gates Foundation’s work to reduce deaths from pneumonia, neonatal sepsis, and meningitis in children. His work demonstrating pneumococcal conjugate vaccine efficacy in the developing world has led to interventions that have saved millions of lives, especially in Africa.
Both pandemic and seasonal influenza continue to be associated with considerable hospitalisation and mortality. Influenza exposure in both mice and humans increases pneumococcal density and may impact pneumococcal transmission. Especially during the 1918 pandemic in the absence of antibiotics, but also during subsequent influenza pandemics, including that of 2009, there is significant evidence of a burden of influenza mortality attributable to secondary bacterial pneumonia. The role of infant immunisation with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in mitigation of influenza hospitalisation among all ages will be discussed.
If you cannot join us on the day, you are most welcome to attend via teleconference using this link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/963188549