Every Breath Counts To End Pneumonia - World Pneumonia Day 2016

Release Date: 
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 16:00

"Through applying the knowledge from lessons learnt in public health, behavioral change awareness and environmental impact, we can inform, prevent, detect and treat childhood pneumonia, every breath is crucial, and every breath counts to deliver children from the dangers of pneumonia for good" - Toyin Saraki - Women Deliver 2016, Copenhagen.

Pneumonia is the single largest infectious cause of death in children, worldwide. A preventable infectious disease that affects the lungs, pneumonia kills 1 child every 35 seconds and an estimated 2500 children daily, around the world. 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.  In 2015 alone, pneumonia accounted for 15% of all deaths of children less than 5 years, with the highest morbidity among children aged 2 or less.

 

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