ArticleAcute respiratory infections

King George's Medical University

Hospital based surveillance for radiological pneumonia in children under 5 years of age in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar: project protocol and preliminary results

hally Awasthi, J.V. Singh, C.M. Pandey, Neera Kohli, Monika Agarwal

International Journal of Infectious Diseases 45:217


Background and rationale:

Pneumonia is responsible for about 2 million deaths in children <5 years, mostly in developing countries like India and within India in the states of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar. Hence dedicated efforts are required to focus on strategies to reduce pneumonia specific mortality.


Preliminary results will be shared.


Baseline incidence of radiological pneumonia in high infant mortality states will be estimated which could form the basis of taking evidence based informed decisions for instituting control measures.