Date(s) - 12/11/2015
World Pneumonia Day brings people from all over the world together uniting to demand that something be done to fight the pneumonia illness.
“In 2013 alone, more than 900,000 children died from this preventable and treatable illness, accounting for 15% of under-five child mortality worldwide, 2% of which are newborns” – UNICEF.
World Pneumonia Day helps to highlight the severity of pneumonia and encourages more organisations to look at ways of combating the disease.
This day was first hosted in 2009 when over 100 organisations joined to form the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia.