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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
Global Forum – The first Global Forum on Child Pneumonia took 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 – joined forces to address one of the greatest and gravest health challenges facing children around the world.
By 2030, pneumonia will kill 11 million more children unless the world takes decisive action now.
Pneumonia is the single biggest killer of Somali children. Unless drastic measures are taken now Somalia's children will remain dangerously exposed to pneumonia.
Children and adults living in countries that do not offer pneumonia-fighting vaccines are dangerously exposed to pneumonia and at risk of infecting others.
Read about the successes and challenges of low- and middle-income health ministers one year after they met at the first-ever Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia in Barcelona.
Every Breath Counts calls on leaders to make oxygen central to its Global Coronavirus Response. This could not be more urgent.
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”. When they launched the first World Pneumonia Day in November, pneumonia was killing...