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Let’s join hands to prevent Pneumonia

World Pneumonia Day helps to bring awareness about this health crisis into general public and encourages policy makers and grassroots organizers alike to battle the disease.

Medical insurance policies are supportive to prevent and treat this deadly disease at the precise time. Join hands to create more awareness and prevent pneumonia from stealing the right to life for our little ones. 

Pneumonia is a swelling or inflammation of the tissue in the lungs. It's usually caused by a bacterial infection. There are clusters of tiny air sacs at the end of the breathing tubes of lungs. If affected by pneumonia, these tiny sacs become inflamed and fill up with fluid.

World Pneumonia Day observed on November 12th is an inspiration for the world to stand together in the fight against pneumonia. More than 100 organizations representing the interests of children joined forces as the Global partnership against Child Pneumonia to hold the first World Pneumonia Day on November 2, 2009.

Pneumonia sickens 155 million children under the age of 5 and kills 1.6 million every year. This makes pneumonia the killer disease of children under 5, taking more young lives than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined. Yet most of us are unaware of pneumonia’s irresistible death toll and rarely receive coverage in the news media. Pneumonia is a preventable and treatable disease.

 

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