World Pneumonia Day – November 12

On 12th November 2017, World Pneumonia Day was observed all over the world. World Pneumonia Day was first observed in 2009 when over 100 organisations joined to form the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia. World Pneumonia Day helps to highlight the severity of pneumonia and encourages more organisations to look at ways of fighting the disease. The objectives of this day are to raise awareness about pneumonia, promote methods to protect against pneumonia, prevent and treat pneumonia and generate action to fight pneumonia.