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By Dr. Naveen Thacker, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, International Pediatric Association | Pneumonia kills a child in India every 85 seconds. After complications due to premature birth, it is the single largest cause of death for Indian children under five. Immunization against diseases such as...

By Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves | University of California researcher Kirk Smith may have saved the lives of Angela Jiménez’s four-month-old twins. Smith was on-site in rural Guatemala with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as part of his ground-breaking research study on the...

by Dr. Chizoba Wonodi, MD, PhD

On November 12, the world will mark the 3rd World Pneumonia Day. On that day, I will be thinking about all the faces of pneumonia I know and about Precious, a cute 1-year old I met last year in Lagos, Nigeria.

I met Precious at a seminar we organized for pneumonia advocates; her mother brought her to shine a light on the real lives and families touched by pneumonia. Precious’ ordeal began innocuously as a fever, which her mother thought was malaria.

Each year, people all across the world come together on World Pneumonia Day to increase awareness about the disease that claims more lives than AIDS, Malaria and Measles combined. This year's Activist Toolkit offers more resources to get involved and organize successful events that...

With more than 25 events scheduled in 15 countries, World Pneumonia Day 2011 is going to be busy, exciting and productive! Check out our map of global WPD2011 events and see what's happening near you. Nothing happening nearby? Use our 2011 Activist Toolkit...