U.N., Partners Call For More International Cooperation On, Funding For Childhood Pneumonia On World Day
U.N. News: ‘Forgotten’ pneumonia epidemic kills more children than any other disease
“Pneumonia, an entirely preventable disease, kills more children than any other illness in the world, one child every 39 seconds. But although that statistic is well known, funding to improve survival rates continues to come up short, the U.N. and partners warned on Tuesday, World Pneumonia Day. … This ‘forgotten epidemic’ is now responsible for 15 percent of deaths in children under the age of five, and yet, just three percent of global infectious disease research spending is allocated to the disease, the health partners explained…” (11/12).
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