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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.
How do we reduce inappropriate use of antibiotics for the treatment of pneumonia and close any remaining access gaps for pneumonia patients, especially children, who are missing out?
The 2nd Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia will build on the momentum for action generated by the 1st Forum in 2020, and pivot political attention from COVID-19 to government action needed to reduce child pneumonia deaths.
Access to oxygen can be a matter of life or death. Read Barun's story - he has experienced the direct impact of oxygen access.
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....
12 November 2019 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,...