Help Us In the Fight Against Pneumonia!

Pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of death of children. Nearly 1 million children die from pneumonia every year — more than malaria, HIV/AIDS and measles combined.
—World Health Organization, Pneumonia Fact Sheet, September 2016

World Pneumonia Day

In recognition of World Pneumonia Day, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hosted a panel of experts, including our President & CEO Carolyn Miles, who spoke about pneumonia as the #1 killer of children under 5.

"Pneumonia kills more children under age 5 in the developing world than any other infectious disease...yet it is preventable and treatable. We're grateful to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for bringing together the organizations, partners and clinicians who are working every day to ensure children are properly diagnosed and treated. This is our call to action – to save the lives of children who are dying needlessly." —Carolyn Miles, President & CEO, Save the Children

But they did more than speak. These thought leaders also generated a call to action to fund the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia — and reduce preventable deaths of children under 5 by 2030.

Our Work in the Field

Most pneumonia deaths are preventable through protection, prevention, and treatment, which requires attention across a broad and integrated spectrum of care.

Save the Children

How You Can Help

The fight against pneumonia is ongoing and rife with challenge in terms of raising awareness and keeping this illness in the spotlight. With your donation we will:

  • Develop programs that protect, prevent and treat pneumonia in children worldwide.
  • Support research and influence policy regarding pneumonia.
  • Save countless young lives from a preventable disease.
Save the Children

Please join us in the fight against pneumonia and together we can improve the lives of children worldwide.

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