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Indo-Swedish research project to reduce infant mortality due to pneumonia

September 21, 2020 - 09:10

Since 2008, the Division of Clinical Paediatrics at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm is involved in research collaboration with the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh, India. The project, entitled ”Pneumonia in Children”, is led by Associate Professor Anna Nilsson at KI, and Professor Sunit Singhi at PGIMER. It is meant to shed light on the infections that cause pneumonia in Indian children. The goal is to reduce infant deaths from the disease.
The project is financed with money from the Paediatric Research Foundation, to which the IKEA Foundation in Holland has donated SEK 6 m. for the project.
To date, some 1,000 Indian children with pneumonia have participated in the study and have given blood samples, been x-rayed and undergone a thorough medical examination. The material is compiled and analysed continuously by the Indian research team, which will be presenting its results at the end of 2013. Professor Singhi and Dr Nilsson hope that this pneumonia project will lead to further collaboration between their institutes. They already plan for another joint research project, this time on children’s diseases of the central nervous system, such as meningitis and encephalitis. Read more…
Indo-Swedish research project to reduce infant mortality due to pneumonia


September 21, 2020