You are here

World Pneumonia Day

Pneumonia is one of the most solvable problems in global health and yet a child dies from the infection every 20 seconds. Together we can ensure the fight against pneumonia is won.

World Pneumonia Day brings people from all over the world together uniting to demand that something be done to fight the pneumonia illness. World Pneumonia Day helps to highlight the severity of pneumonia and encourages more organizations to look at ways of combating the disease.

It's marked every year on 12 November to:

  • Raise awareness about pneumonia, the world’s leading killer of children under the age of five;
  • Promote interventions to protect against, prevent and treat pneumonia; and
  • Generate action to combat pneumonia.

Learn more about the day through the WHO & the Stop Pneumonia websites and be sure to join the campaign by using the hashtag #WPD on social media. 

In support of World Pneumonia Day, OPENPediatrics is featuring our collection, The Pneumonia Innovations Team Health Kit. The content in this collection was developed by the Pneumonia Innovations Team, a global community network that focuses efforts on increasing awareness and mobilizing resources to combat childhood pneumonia, especially in resource-limited areas where deaths related to childhood pneumonia are common. View one of the videos from the collection, Signs of Pneumonia: Chest-In Drawing, below and be sure to check out the rest of the collection. 



Be sure to check out additional content related to pneumonia from OPENPediatrics: