It, along with Nigeria, continues to have low coverage levels for prevention and treatment interventions

India continues to have the highest pneumonia and diarrhoeal disease burden in the world, losing 4,00,000 children to these preventable diseases before they turn five, the latest report has revealed. Many more suffer from severe illness.

KANPUR: City based paediatrics advised parents to take extra care of their kids in winters to keep pneumonia at bay, on World Pneumonia day observed on November 12, every year.

ISLAMABAD = Pneumonia kills one child every 30 seconds making it the number one global cause of childhood mortality.

Pneumonia claims an innocent child’s life every 30 seconds, making it the number one cause of childhood mortality in the world.

In 2013, the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhea (GAPPD) was developed and issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, outlining key interventions that should be universally adopted, with the goal of ending preventable pneumonia and diarrhea mortality in children by 2025.

Health Experts Warn People With Lung Ailments About Impact Of Smoke

Pune: Inhaling fumes emitted by firecrackers not only makes one cough, go breathless and have irritation in the throat, but also worsens pre-existing conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia. Children and the elderly with lung diseases are vulnerable, said health experts.

As the weather changes, children in Saptari are being afflicted with pneumonia.

When a large number of children are vaccinated for pneumonia, other children too benefit as the spread of the infection is contained.

Urgent calls have been made for improved understanding of changes in coverage of maternal, newborn, and child health interventions, and their country-level determinants. The researchers examined historical trends in coverage of interventions with proven effectiveness, and used them to project rates of child and neonatal mortality in 2035 in 74 Countdown to 2015 priority countries.

Non-communicable diseases take increasing toll in South Asia as the region continues to grapple with diseases of poverty, said a World Bank press release here on Wednesday, reports BSS