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  • Worldwide, pneumonia takes the lives of more young children than any other disease – more than 100 every hour of every day. The single biggest cause of fatal pneumonia in childhood is preventable with a vaccine. On November 7th, the International Vaccine Access Center, in collaboration with the National Geographic Society and the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, will host a panel in light of the upcoming World Pneumonia Day (Nov. 12) and a recent National Geographic feature story on the crucial need for vaccine access around the world.

  • Each year, IVAC prepares the Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report and publishes it for World Pneumonia Day on November 12. The report evaluates the annual progress made in prevention and control of pneumonia and diarrhea by scoring the top 15 highest burden countries ...

  • New from Healthline is an interactive tool which explains exactly how pneumonia devastates the human body. Use this tool on World Pneumonia Day (Nov. 12) and beyond to advocate for global health leaders to invest in #ChildHealth and #StopPneumonia.

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World Pneumonia Day

World Pneumonia Day, marked every year on November 12, was established in 2009 to raise awareness about the toll of pneumonia—a leading killer of children around the world—and to advocate for global action to protect against, help prevent, and effectively treat this deadly illness. Learn more about how to get involved.


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