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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 has been the biggest “missing piece” on the global health agenda for decades. There is no global goal for reducing pneumonia deaths and no global health agency responsible for supporting countries to prevent, diagnose and treat pneumonia.
Oxygen is an essential medicine. Yet it remains beyond the reach of the poorest & most vulnerable. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified high out-of-pocket costs for oxygen across the world, exposing the tragic results when patients cannot afford to pay.
The Access to Medical Oxygen Roundtables have created the platform for unprecedented cooperation between international development agencies and the major global oxygen suppliers and their investors.
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,...