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  • From Abuja to Seattle, child health advocates rallied around a unified message in November: Keep the Promise. Stop Pneumonia Now.

  • Film maker Joshua Oluchukwu Lawrence emphasizes need for community influencers to serve as health advocates in Nigeria.

  • The roll-out of free pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) in India is a milestone in the global charge against childhood pneumonia. Join us in celebrating this achievement on social media!

Do you have an inspiring story from your advocacy experiences? Tell us about it.

World Pneumonia Day

World Pneumonia Day, marked every year on November 12, was established in 2009 to raise awareness about the toll of pneumonia—a leading killer of children around the world—and to advocate for global action to protect against, help prevent, and effectively treat this deadly illness. Learn more about how to get involved.


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