Reducing the burden of CAP in children: looking at intervention

The joint ERS and Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) paediatric webinar series continues with ‘Reducing the burden of CAP in children: looking at intervention’.

Community-acquired pneumonia remains an important cause of significant morbidity and mortality, more so in low to middle-income countries where it contributes to the majority of deaths in children under the age of 5 years. Primary prevention of disease remains the best tool to prevent disease, but access to preventative measures, co-morbidities, and novel respiratory pathogens can slow down progress of these gains.

There has been considerable interest in novel interventions to prevent CAP and new insights in prevention and the treatment of pneumonia in children. In this webinar, the state of the art on CAP interventions will be presented with attention to global differences in intervention strategies.