Fighting for Breath: A call to action on childhood pneumonia

by Kevin Watkins, Simon Wright, Alexis Le Nestour et al.
The Save the Children Fund, 2017

83 pp. 4.3 MB
https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/content/dam/global/reports/health-and-
nutrition/fighting-for-breath-final-low-res.pdf

Pneumonia is the number one infectious killer of children. It claimed some 920,000 lives in 2015 – more than malaria and diarrhoea combined. The fatality count is coming down much more slowly than for other major killers. Changing this picture is vital if the world is to achieve the 2030 development goal ambition of ending preventable child deaths. “Fighting for Breath” turns a spotlight on the inequalities, policy failures and indifference holding back progress. It challenges governments, international agencies, private companies and non-governmental organisations to come together in a coalition committed to saving lives.

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