Ghanaian scientists have designed beads to educate mothers to accurately monitor children’s respiratory rates and diagnose signs of pneumonia. According to the WHO, in 2015 pneumonia accounted for 16 percent of child deaths below the age of five, with Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia bearing the greatest burden of the disease among children. Children with pneumonia experience a range of symptoms such as fever, fast breathing, cough and sometimes difficulty breathing. The lead researcher, Daniel Ansong, says that the project seeks to evaluate the socio-cultural understanding of pneumonia and the level of confidence among women in counting respiratory rates and detecting signs of pneumonia. A multidisciplinary research…

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