World Pneumonia Day 2020

World Pneumonia Day 2020
What: World Pneumonia Day 2020

When: It is observed every year on 12 November. This day was first held in the year 2009 when over 100 organizations joined to form the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia.

Why: Is commemorated to make people aware of the pneumonia disease, its symptoms, causes, and treatment.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of death in children under 5 years old despite the disease being easily preventable and treatable. Especially children living in poor communities are at the highest risk of pneumonia.

Every child, regardless of where born, deserves access to lifesaving vaccines and medicines at the right time.

Key Facts about Pneumonia (Credit: WHO)

  1. According to WHO it accounts for 15% of all deaths of children under 5 years old.
  2. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi.
  3. It can be easily prevented by immunization, adequate nutrition, and by addressing environmental factors.
  4. Please remember, you can remember (P) protect, (P) prevent, and (T) treat pneumonia.

To visit the official website of World Pneumonia Day, please click here.

Readers who are interested to know more about Pneumonia, you can visit the WHO webpage. Click here to visit the page and skim through its content.

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