Pneumonia claims the lives of 1.3 million children under five every year. Since the 1990s, there has been significant progress but 3400 children still die each day from this preventable and treatable disease. Today, on World Pneumonia Day we are looking back on the work that has been done so far across the world.
Pneumonia and diarrhoea are the leading killers of children under five and claim 2 million lives each year. In Bangaldesh, a girl cradles her newborn sister while her mother Masamat Noorjehan Begum lies in bed follow post-birth complications. She recovered but her infant daughter died two months later of pneumonia.
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