Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

World Pneumonia Day

2 November 2009

In April 2009, Save the Children, the GAVI Alliance, PneumoADIP at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Hedge Funds vs. Malaria & Pneumonia, the Best Shot Foundation, together with Save the Children Artist Ambassadors Gwyneth Paltrow and Hugh Laurie, launched a campaign to establish an annual World Pneumonia Day on 2 November.

The day will be marked for the first time in 2009, and is intended to mobilize efforts to fight pneumonia - a disease that kills more than two million children under five each year worldwide.

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