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Pneumonia Kills One Million Kids Every Year

Every year, more than one million children die from pneumonia. It’s the single biggest killer of kids under age five globally. On World Pneumonia Day (11/12), health officials say there are simple, but effective ways to prevent these deaths. The theme of this year’s World Pneumonia Day is “Innovate to End Child Pneumonia.” Dr. Elizabeth Mason is the World Health Organization’s Director of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health. “Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs where...

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