Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

World Pneumonia Day

12 November 2010

World Pneumonia Day will be marked on 12 November 2010. The Day seeks to raise awareness of pneumonia as a public health issue and help prevent the millions of avoidable child deaths from pneumonia that occur each year. It is organized by the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia -- a network of international, government, non-governmental and community-based organizations, research and academic institutions, foundations, and individuals that was created in 2009 to bring much-needed attention to pneumonia among donors, policy makers, health care professionals, and the general public.

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