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Meet-the-Expert Session 09: Results from the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) Network: What Really Causes Pneumonia Deaths?

Session Type
Meet-the-Expert Session
Wed, 22.06.2022
Session Time
13:45 - 14:45
Grand Ballroom West
Session Description
Understanding what causes pneumonia is important for knowing the best treatment and prevention measures, but etiology studies suffer because of the difficulty in obtaining specimens from the site of infection – inside the lung.
In this session, we will present findings and case studies on the etiology of pneumonia deaths from Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS), an ongoing program enrolling stillbirths and deaths in children <5 years of age in 7 countries in Africa and south Asia.
CHAMPS teams collect clinical information, verbal autopsy, and results of pathology and molecular examination of post-mortem specimens, including lung tissue. The results are surprising and may change how you think about pneumonia.

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