World Pneumonia Day, 12 November 2020

10 November 2020

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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, sometimes deadly, childhood diseases

On this World Pneumonia Day, organisers are calling on governments and other stakeholders to ensure that the massive effort to control the COVID-19 pandemic contributes to reducing ‘all-cause’ respiratory infections and deaths, among both children and adults.

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