Paris, France .- If the current trend continues, pneumonia will kill 11 million children under the age of five by 2030, experts warned Monday. World Day This was dedicated to pulmonary infection.
It is expected that a total of 10.8 million people will be registered and 1.7 million will be registered only in Nigeria and India. Johns Hopkins University of the United States and the NGO Save the Children.
In Pakistan, 700,000 children can die from this disease, and 635,000 people Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Pneumonia is an acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs. According to World Health OrganizationIs the first cause of child mortality and accounts for 15% of all deaths in children under five.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 922,000 children under the age of five died of pneumonia in 2015.
The disease can be caused by viruses, germs and fungi.
"Prevention is possible with vaccination. Nutritional status Satisfaction and environmental factors have improved. "
According to the study, 4.7 million children, including worldwide immunization coverage, access to antibiotics, and nutrition for children most exposed to this risk, can be obtained through these measures.
"It is amazing that about one million children die each year because we have the ability to cope," he said. Kevin Watkins, Save the Children, and claimed a sharp drop in vaccine prices.