Today is world Pneumonia day.
Pneumonia is an infectious respiratory disease that causes infection in one or both lungs. It can be serious and life-threatening.
World Pneumonia Day, marked each year on November 12, presents an opportunity to focus on health challenges around the world.
Today, November the 12th, is set aside to create awareness on the disease, its symptoms, causes, and treatment.
This year, efforts will focus on the fight against pneumonia, because it is one of the leading causes of deaths in children under five years old despite being preventable and treatable.
pneumonia remains a neglected disease and more action is needed to combat the disease.
The theme for World Pneumonia Day is “healthy lungs for all”.