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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 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.

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Latest posts
  • Electronic health tools like pulse oximetry are a critical component of the child survival agenda - offering a lifeline to those who urgently need oxygen therapy to breathe.

  • How do we reduce the overuse of antibiotics for the treatment of pneumonia yet close the remaining access gaps for pneumonia patients, especially children, who are missing out?

  • "It’s not just the availability of oxygen that affects us. There are so many other challenges we face in our healthcare system here in Malawi." Read Mtheto Sinjani' story.

Latest news
  • 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”.[1] When they launched the first World Pneumonia Day in November,...