How did this happen? It’s preventable and treatable. How did we get to where we are today while allowing this to continue?
We lose a child to pneumonia every 15 seconds, a total of 2 million children a year. That’s unacceptable.
We know how to fight back against pneumonia, but we just aren’t doing it. Children’s lives can be saved by increasing vaccination, antibiotic treatment, and breastfeeding and by practicing thorough, frequent handwashing and reducing indoor air pollution
November 2nd is the first annual World Pneumonia Day. A global coalition has formed to take on this killer. It is our hope that, if we all pitch in, we’ll swiftly work ourselves out of a job.
Save the breath and the life of a child. Please join us.
- Visit the World Pneumonia Day website for more information.
- Join the cause on Facebook to spread the word about this disease. Ask your friends to do the same.
- Contact your elected officials, make sure they know the facts about pneumonia, and encourage them to take action.
- Donate funds to provide vaccines or to train community health workers to reach families in need who are too far from clinics.
Do one of these things, or do them all. Do something and save a child.