World Pneumonia Day provides an annual meeting for the world to stand out together and take actions to the fight against pneumonia Disease. More than 100 associations representing the interests of kids united as the Global Coalition against child pneumonia to hold the first World Pneumonia Day on 2 November 2009. In 2010, this day falls on 12 November and after this Pneumonia Day is celebrated on 12 November every year. World Pneumonia Day is devoted to efforts that address the major infectious cause of death for those children who are under 5.
Aims of World Pneumonia Day
Every year on World Pneumonia Day (12 November), the Associations marked the following points:
- Raises awareness about the treatment of pneumonia disease, the world’s leading infectious killer of children who are under the age of five.
- Promote Interventions to protect, prevent and treat pneumonia disease and mark demonstrated methodologies and arrangements needing additional assets and consideration.
- Generate actions, including proceeded donor investment and to combat pneumonia disease.
History about First World Pneumonia day
On the first World Pneumonia Day in 2009, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund, together with numerous worldwide specialists and accomplices, propelled the Global Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Pneumonia disease.
This Global Action Plan suggests a technique of protection, prevention, and treatment that is intended to implement readily available interventions that can reduce the death of children by pneumonia disease. And this plan was also focusing on enhancing nourishment, expanding access to vaccines which protect from pneumonia, lessening presentation to indoor air contamination and increasing access to antimicrobial medications that can treat pneumonia disease.
Facts of Pneumonia Disease
Pneumonia is one of the dangerous diseases which spread very fast along the children under the age of 5. It sickened the 155 million children and killed 1.6 million children every year. It makes the Pneumonia no.1 disease of children who kill children under 5. Most children who die by pneumonia they are live in developing areas, where such factors such as lack of resources, crowding, malnutrition and lack of access to quality healthcare rise the risk for death, so we ought to solve these resources. This Disease is known more dangerous than malaria, AIDS, and measles, etc. Most people are unaware of pneumonia’s more death toll. Although, vaccines and other preventative efforts and medicines are decreasing the burden of this disease but still much more work is required.
Those who lived in deprived areas are at high endanger of Pneumonia disease. Every child in this world does not matter where they are born. They only deserve access to life-saving vaccines and medicines.
More about World Pneumonia Day
World Pneumonia Day is celebrated for prevention and helps to bring health crises to the public attention and support policymakers and grassroots coordinators alike to combat the disease. Today, many inventions of vaccines, medicines and new methods of treatment are available to reduce the death of children from pneumonia disease.
On World Pneumonia Day, we urge to Health service providers, specialists, policymakers and the greater public health community we all need to contribute in it to make advancement towards decreasing infections and deaths by pneumonia disease. Together we can win the fight against Pneumonia surely.