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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 Pakistan, journalists and public health advocates combined forces to draw the attention of parliamentarians to immunization issues in the nation.

  • New Appendix to the 2017 IVAC Pneumonia & Diarrhea Progress Report features expanded results/methods, financing strategies, and partner features from Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Results for Development (R4D), and Lions Club International Foundation. 

  • UNICEF is committed to improving access to and utilization of life-saving oxygen system products globally. In partnership with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF and WHO are collaborating to increase access to and utilization of oxygen therapy.

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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.