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World Pneumonia Day

12 Nov 2020
This year’s World Pneumonia Day (WPD) is being celebrated today, November 12, 2020, with some gloomy figures from the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), which indicate that the disease kills between 142,000 and 160,000 under-five children in Nigeria every year.
12 Nov 2019
With an estimated 162,000 children that reportedly died of pneumonia in Nigeria in 2018, the country has been said to have the highest number of pneumonia deaths globally.
11 Nov 2018
World Pneumonia Day comes up on November 12. Health experts describe the condition as an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs.
12 Nov 2017
When signs of pneumonia are observed in children, they should be taken to nearest clinic or hospital for adequate and quality management. Pneumonia can be very severe and even life-threatening.
9 Nov 2017
Pneumonia is one of the most solvable problems in global health and yet a child dies from the infection every 20 seconds. Together we can ensure the fight against pneumonia is won.
13 Nov 2016
Programme Director, Strategy PSN-PACFA, Remi Adeseun, stated this during a policy dialogue and press briefing to commemorate the 2016 World Pneumonia Day in Abuja, yesterday.

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