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World Pneumonia Day : Every breath counts. Stop pneumonia now. November 12th.
  • Published Date:
    November 2014
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; World Pneumonia Day (2014 November 12) ;
  • Description:
    The facts:

    • Pneumonia is the #1 infectious disease killer of children under 5

    • 99% of pneumonia deaths in children under 5 occur in low & middle income countries

    USA: 300

    China: 33,000

    Ethiopia: 35,000

    DRC: 48,000

    Pakistan: 71,000

    Nigeria: 121,000

    India: 174,000

    Simple, proven solutions:

    • Exclusive breastfeeding for baby’s first 6 months

    • Vaccination

    • Safe drinking water and good sanitation

    • Frequent hand washing with soap

    • Good nutrition, especially for kids aged 6 months to 2 years

    • Adequate indoor ventilation

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