A study of pneumonia in hospitalised Indonesian children and its association with vitamin D deficiency

This study will provide original data on the epidemiology of severe pneumonia in Indonesian infants, and on the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among this high-risk group. It will provide baseline data and capacity building as a precursor to larger potential intervention studies. In particular, if there is a strong association shown between severe pneumonia and Vitamin D deficiency, a randomized controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation from birth, or maternal supplementation, for the prevention of Acute Respiratory Illness and acute hospitalised pneumonia in particular, may be conducted.

Project Team

Dr Margie Danchin

Dr Margie Danchin

Researcher

The University of Melbourne

Dr Yati Soenarto

Dr Yati Soenarto

Lecturer

Universitas Gadjah Mada

Professor Steve Graham

Professor Steve Graham

Professor

University of Melbourne

Dr Vicka Oktaria

Dr Vicka Oktaria

Research Fellow

University Gadjah Mada

Partners

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