World Pneumonia Day 2019

12 November is World Pneumonia Day.

Pneumonia is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Africa.

Every minute, two children die from pneumonia.  Most deaths are in children under two years old. Pneumonia is also the single most common cause of death from infectious disease in the elderly.

But pneumonia is preventable and treatable.

To learn more download the press release prepared by PATS for all FIRS partners for World Pneumonia Day.

Let’s work together to strengthen strategies and upscale efforts to prevent and treat pneumonia.