Pneumonia is the world’s leading infectious
killer of children, claiming the lives of more
than 800,000 children under the age of five
every year, more than 2,000 every day.
It is a shocking demonstration of pervasive health inequities
disproportionately affecting the most deprived and marginalised
children in low- and middle-income countries. It represents
a violation of children’s right to survival and development, as
enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Yet
pneumonia has been largely forgotten on global and national
health agendas. We can and must change this.
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