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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.
Every Breath Counts calls on Health and Finance Ministers in the countries with COVID-19 oxygen shortages to accelerate investments to end the unnecessary suffering and deaths that are being caused by lack of oxygen.
Every Breath Counts welcomes the announcement by the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) of a $US1.6 billion COVID-19 Emergency Oxygen Response to help the worst-affected countries ensure that no more COVID-19 patients die for lack of oxygen.
One year after the inaugural Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia, what progress has been made?
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...