World Pneumonia Day 2015 infographic

Pneumonia is the deadliest infection: responsible for more deaths of children under 5 than any other infectious disease. This infographic, published for World Pneumonia Day 2015, presents key statistics on pneumonia prevalence, coverage, interventions and solutions.

  • 6 out of10 childhood pneumonia deaths are concentrated in 10 countries
  • Between 2000 and 2015 pneumonia mortality rate declined by 51 per cent
  • 1 in 6 childhood deaths were due to pneumonia in 2015
  • 922,000 per year, 2,500 per day, 100 per hour
  • Coverage of key pneumonia-related vaccines is increasing — and progress in sub-Saharan Africa is faster than the global average
  • Not enough children with symptoms of Acute Respiratory Infection are taken for appropriate care
    • 3 in 5: Global
    • 3 in 5: Middle East and North Africa
    • 4 in 5: Asia
    • 2 in 5: Sub-Saharan Africa

 

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