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Setting Research Priorities to Reduce Global Mortality from Childhood Pneumonia by 2015

  • Igor Rudan mail,

    Igor.Rudan@ed.ac.uk (IR); qazis@who.int (SQ)

    Affiliations: Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, Croatian Centre for Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Split, Split, Croatia

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  • Shams El Arifeen,

    Affiliation: ICDDR, B Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Zulfiqar A. Bhutta,

    Affiliation: Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

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  • Robert E. Black,

    Affiliation: Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Abdullah Brooks,

    Affiliation: ICDDR, B Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Kit Yee Chan,

    Affiliation: Nossal Institute for Global Health, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia

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  • Mickey Chopra,

    Affiliation: Department of Health, UNICEF, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Trevor Duke,

    Affiliation: Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia

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  • David Marsh,

    Affiliation: Save the Children, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Antonio Pio,

    Affiliation: Senior Advisor in Public Health and Respiratory Diseases, Mar de Plata, Argentina

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  • Eric A.F. Simoes,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital, Denver, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Giorgio Tamburlini,

    Affiliation: Institute for Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy

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  • Evropi Theodoratou,

    Affiliation: Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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  • Martin W. Weber,

    Affiliation: WHO Country Office, Jakarta, Indonesia

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  • Cynthia G. Whitney,

    Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Harry Campbell,

    Affiliation: Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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  • Shamim A. Qazi mail,

    Igor.Rudan@ed.ac.uk (IR); qazis@who.int (SQ)

    Affiliation: Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • and the WHO/CHNRI Expert Group on Childhood Pneumonia
  • Published: September 27, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001099
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Igor Rudan, Evropi Theodoratou, Harry Campbell
Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Igor Rudan
Croatian Centre for Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Split, Split, Croatia
Shams El Arifeen, Abdullah Brooks
ICDDR, B Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
Robert E. Black
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Kit Yee Chan
Nossal Institute for Global Health, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia
Mickey Chopra
Department of Health, UNICEF, New York, New York, United States of America
Trevor Duke
Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
David Marsh
Save the Children, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America
Antonio Pio
Senior Advisor in Public Health and Respiratory Diseases, Mar de Plata, Argentina
Eric A.F. Simoes
Department of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital, Denver, Colorado, United States of America
Giorgio Tamburlini
Institute for Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy
Martin W. Weber
WHO Country Office, Jakarta, Indonesia
Cynthia G. Whitney
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Shamim A. Qazi
Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

ZAB is a member of the PLoS Medicine Editorial Board. SAQ is employed by the World Health Organization and undertook this research priority exercise on behalf of the Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development, WHO. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IR SEA REB KYC MC ET HC SAQ. Performed the experiments: IR KYC ET HC SAQ. Analyzed the data: IR KYC ET HC SAQ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IR. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: IR HC MC SAQ. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: IR SEA ZAB REB AB KYC MC TD DM AP ES GT ET MWW CGW HC SAQ. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: IR SEA ZAB REB AB KYC MC TD DM AP ES GT ET MWW CGW HC SAQ. Agree with manuscript's results and conclusions: IR SEA ZAB REB AB KYC MC TD DM AP ES GT ET MWW CGW HC SAQ.