Pneumonia is still the leading killer of young children world-wide, but Kenyan doctors and researchers say that rates of the lung infection have dipped substantially since pneumococcal conjugate vaccines were introduced in 2011.
Mike is a science journalist and consultant who specialises in writing health issues with experience spanning more than 15 years. He has worked for the Nation Media Group, the largest multi-media house in East and Central Africa as a health and environment writer. Mike has been named by the Kenya Union of Journalists as Health Journalist of Year (Print category) and has won a Kaiser Media Fellowship. Mike is a member of Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (MESHA) as well as the International Aids Society (IAS).