Medical Oxygen, Antibiotics Can Help Treat Children With Pneumonia, UNICEF Says On World Day

U.N. News: ‘Bring life to those fighting for breath,’ UNICEF urges on World Pneumonia Day
“Pneumonia is not a new emergency; it takes the lives of some 800,000 children each year. But this year’s COVID-19 pandemic makes it even more critical to stop the deadly infection, the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Thursday. Marking World Pneumonia Day, on 12 November, UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore highlighted the coronavirus factor, noting that ‘while the world grapples with the pandemic and the severe consequences it poses for the most vulnerable, we must not lose sight of the fact that pneumonia continues to claim more than 2,000 young lives every day.’ UNICEF pointed out that medical oxygen, coupled with antibiotics, could save the lives of many children suffering with severe pneumonia…” (11/12).

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