Established in 2009, World Pneumonia Day is marked every year on November 12th to:
Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of deaths in children under five years old despite being easily preventable and treatable. Although vaccines and other preventative efforts are decreasing the burden of the disease, much more work is still required. Those living in poor communities are at highest risk of pneumonia. Every child, regardless of where they are born, deserves access to lifesaving vaccines and medicines.
Your voice is critical to generate momentum to keep pneumonia on the global agenda.