The Burden and Risks of Pediatric Pneumonia in Nigeria: A desk‐based review of existing literature and data

Pneumonia is a leading killer of children under‐5 years, with a high burden in Nigeria. The study aimed to quantify the regional burden and risks of pediatric pneumonia in the country, and specifically the states of Lagos and Jigawa.

It found that there is an evidence gap around the burden of pediatric pneumonia and that there are challenges regarding the interpretation of household survey data. Going forward, survey approaches need to be improved and investment in a reliable data system is needed to provide clear data on the burden of clinical pneumonia.

This study was funded by Save the Children through the GSK Partnership.

Published 2020-07-16

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