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Health: Pneumonia can kill 11 million children –

Pneumonia will kill about 11 million children under the age of 20 by 2030, if experts say Monday that the current trend continues. Nigeria and India can be particularly vulnerable.

According to the predictions of a non-governmental organization "Save the Children" about 1.7 million Americans, John Hopkins and 10.8 million people have died in these countries. 700,000 children in Pakistan die in this disease and 635,000 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Pneumonia – an inflammation of the lungs, which affects the lungs. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this is a leading cause of infant death. It makes up 15% of the total number of children under 5 years of age.
According to WHO estimates, in 2015, 922,000 children died of pneumonia before the age of five. Pneumonia can be caused by viruses, bacteria or fungi.

Vaccination and nutrition

WHO: Preventing is possible through immunization, improved nutritional status and improved environmental factors.

According to a study published on Monday, 4 million children can be saved through a series of measures: increasing global immunization, providing access to antibiotics and improving the nutrition of children at risk.

"About one million children a year can not be ill", said Kevin Watkins, CEO of Save the Children.

"There is no pneumonia summit or march. However, anyone who cares for the health of the child should make that guilty precedence priority, "he said, demanding a drastic reduction in vaccine prices. (PS / NXP)

Created: 13.11.2018, 04:26

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