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World Pneumonia Day

Established in 2009, World Pneumonia Day is marked every year on November 12th to:  raise awareness about pneumonia, the world’s leading killer of children under the age of five; promote interventions to protect against, prevent and treat pneumonia; and generate action to combat...

World Pneumonia Day

Established in 2009, World Pneumonia Day is marked every year on November 12th to:

raise awareness about pneumonia, the world’s leading killer of children under the age of five; promote interventions to protect against, prevent and treat pneumonia; and generate action to combat pneumonia.

The Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia provides leadership for World Pneumonia Day and is comprised of over 140 NGOs, academic institutions, government agencies and foundations.

Pneumonia is one of the most solvable problems in global health and yet a child dies from the infection every 20 seconds.

World Pneumonia Day seeks to raise awareness of pneumonia as a public health issue and help prevent the millions of avoidable child deaths from pneumonia that occur each year. It is organized by the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia (a network of international, government, non-governmental and community-based organizations, research and academic institutions, foundations, and individuals) to bring much-needed attention to pneumonia among donors, policy makers, health care professionals, and the general public.
Source:
http://worldpneumoniaday.org/
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_pneumonia_day/en/

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