Today is WorldPneumoniaDay!

Today is #WorldPneumoniaDay!!!

#Pneumonia is the single biggest infectious killer of adults and children – claiming the lives of 2.5 million, including 672,000 children, in 2019!!

This day was first hosted in 2009 when over 100 organisations joined to form the Global Coalition against Child #Pneumonia. It’s marked every year on 12 November 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.

#Pneumonia is one of the most solvable problems in global health and yet a child dies from the infection every 20 seconds. Together we can ensure the fight against pneumonia is won.

#Pneumonia is a leading cause of death for children under the age of five years around the world. The evidence shows that we need to work with integrated approaches to protect, prevent and treat pneumonia in children. WHO will join partners around the world to mark the day and will launch a web-based interactive tool to monitor country, regional and global progress on the prevention of avoidable deaths due to pneumonia and diarrhoea. The #WHO integrated Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (#GAPPD) aims to: (i) reduce preventable childhood deaths; (ii) improve coverage; and (iii) implement essential policies in 139 countries.

#WHO #WHOSEARO #UNICEF

World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization Nepal

Ministry of Health and Population-Nepal🇳🇵

Stop Pneumonia!!!

Every breath counts !!!