Did you know pneumonia is the leading infectious killer of children under 5 years old worldwide? In 2015, approximately 920,000 children died from this infectious disease. That’s more than 2,500 young lives per day. That means, in one year, pneumonia takes more children’s lives than Zika, Ebola, malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV combined. But the most jaw-dropping fact: this enormous global burden exists even though pneumonia has proven methods for prevention and treatment, backed by WHO and UNICEF.
The facts have our tongues twisted. We’ve been fumbling for words to raise awareness and we need your help. Lend your voice to children under-5 through the #PneumoniaFumbler Challenge in honor of World Pneumonia Day, observed on November 12 every year.
Learn the tongue twister: Pretty please prevent pneumonia to protect precious lives
Record a video of yourself (or even better, your child!) saying the tongue twister five times fast. At the end of the video, invite others to take action by saying: Visit StopPneumonia.org to learn how we can prevent and treat this disease!
Upload the video to Facebook or Twitter with #PneumoniaFumbler, and challenge your friends to raise awareness! Tag your policymaker—be them in congress, parliament, or another government body—to let them know you care about child health.
I did the #PneumoniaFumbler tongue twister challenge for #WorldPneumoniaDay! Will you? http://bit.ly/2fMdq3b