Every minute, two children die from pneumonia somewhere in the world. Therefore, this disease is the most terrible condition for children under the age of five, and they need more children's lives than malaria, diarrhea and bait together. If pneumonia is not well controlled, it can save 11 million children by 2030.
This is evident from a study by the new Safe Children and the John Hopkins University of America, which will be presented on Monday at the World Pneumonia Day. Pneumonia is easily prevented and treated. According to the study, most children die due to lack of vaccination due to inadequate diagnosis, lack of antibiotics and poor abnormalities. Most of the victims are in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Pim Kran, director of the Children's Salvation Netherlands, calls this disease "a forgotten murderer". He needs to save 4 million children by 2030, increasing the rate of vaccination of children to 90 percent, providing cheap antibiotics and good nutrition.