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This story is a part of the World Pneumonia Day (WPD) 2017 Global Activities Round-Up Series. This year, countries around the world held events and campaigns. In Nigeria, diverse stakeholders conducted outreach on social media, issued reports, and conducted outreach events to raise awareness about...

In India, 392,859 under-fives were killed by pneumonia in 2004. The figure fell considerably by 2015 to 178,717. This still equated to more than 20 children every hour. Pneumonia remains one of the country’s biggest child killers, and India does seem to be making some...

15% of all under-five deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo are due to pneumonia, making it the single biggest killer of the country’s children. In 2000, the disease killed 41,587 under-fives, rising to 45,812 in 2015. DRC is one of seven African countries where...

Sierra Leone’s Reproductive, Newborn and Child Health Policy 2011 defined pneumonia as the most common cause of under-five mortality, and responsible for 24% of all under-five deaths. WHO data shows that there were 6,630 under-five deaths in 2004, falling to 3,705 in 2015 – a...

November 12th marked World Pneumonia Day. Save the Children has launched a global campaign to stop the disease in its tracks, with the publication of our flagship report Fighting for Breath. In a series of blogs, we take a close look at the challenges and...

From a young age growing up in Nigeria, Dr. Adedapo Bashorun knew he wanted to help people. As a boy, he had a particular knack for soothing his mother when she was feeling unwell, even if just rubbing her feet after a long day....