World Pneumonia Day, 12 November 2019

05 November 2019

Article: 53/4407

Established in 2009, World Pneumonia Day is marked every year on 12 November. It aims to: 

  • raise awareness about pneumonia 
  • promote interventions to protect against, prevent and treat pneumonia 
  • highlight proven approaches and solutions in need of additional resources and attention 
  • generate action, including continued donor investment, to combat pneumonia and other common, yet sometimes deadly, childhood diseases

Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of deaths in children under the age of five, despite being preventable and treatable. Although vaccines and other preventative efforts are decreasing the burden of the disease, more work is still required.

Further information and resources on World Pneumonia Day are available on the Stop Pneumonia website.