World Pneumonia Day - November 2, 2009

October 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/30/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 42, p1184
The article reports that the first World Pneumonia Day, November 2, 2009, is being endorsed by major world health, government and advocacy organizations to raise the awareness of the effects of pneumonia globally. Pneumonia kills 2 million of the approximate 10 million of children below 5 years of age who die each year worldwide. Vaccines, antivirals and health interventions are being promoted to help reduce pneumonia deaths globally.


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