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World Pneumonia Day – World Pneumonia Day is marked every year on 12 November. It was established in 2009 to raise awareness of pneumonia, and to advocate for global action to prevent, diagnose and treat this deadly illness. Every child deserves to access life-saving vaccinations, oxygen and antibiotics to stop the world’s leading infectious killer and put an end to the devastating consequences caused by pneumonia.

Join us on World Pneumonia Day to keep this promise and help to #StopPneumonia #EveryBreathCounts

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Global Forum – The first Global Forum on Child Pneumonia will be taking place on 29-31 January 2020 at CosmoCaixa in Barcelona, Spain. Nine organisations – ISGlobal, Save the Children, UNICEF, Every Breath Counts, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, “la Caixa” Foundation, USAID, Unitaid and Gavi – will be joining forces to address one of the greatest and gravest health challenges facing children around the world. It’s a major opportunity to ensure that pneumonia is at the forefront of national and global health agendas.

By 2030, pneumonia will kill 11 million more children unless the world takes decisive action now.

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Latest posts
  • The Every Breath Counts Coalition is extremely concerned that the COVID-19 virus will cross into the countries that are already experiencing heavy burdens of pneumonia deaths, especially among children, and is urging support for national preparedness to control an outbreak of viral pneumonia in these countries.

  • Read how the Every Breath Counts Coalition supported the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health to develop a Pneumonia Control Strategy between January 2019 and 2020. Coalition members including USAID, the Nigerian offices of Dalberg, Save the Children, UNICEF and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) joined forces to support the process.

  • For three days in late January 2020, 400 individuals from 60 countries gathered in Barcelona to work out better ways to fight the leading infectious threat to child survival - pneumonia. Leith Greenslade, coordinator of the Every Breath Counts Coalition, a 40-member public-private partnership, reflects on what was achieved and what it means for children.

Latest news
  • Pneumonia is the world’s leading infectious killer of children, claiming the lives of more than 800,000 children under the age of five every year. It is a shocking demonstration of health inequities disproportionately affecting the most deprived and marginalised children in low- and middle-income countries....

  • In 2009, a diverse group of committed doctors, advocates, academics, UN officials and business people came together to change the way the world responded to pneumonia – the “forgotten killer of children”.[1] When they launched the first World Pneumonia Day in November, pneumonia was killing...

  • What proportion of children with symptoms of pneumonia are taken to an appropriate health provider? Just 55 % of children with suspected pneumonia are taken to a health facility in the 60 countries where 97% of child pneumonia deaths are occurring. In countries, such as...

We all have a role to play in ending preventable child pneumonia deaths by 2030

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