Kamis 12 Desember 2019
By Priliantina Bebasari (Policy advocacy specialist at Save the Children in Indonesia)
World Pneumonia Day on Nov. 12 was commemorated for a reason. Pneumonia is the world’s biggest infectious killer for children under 5 years old, and the second killer in Indonesia (after deaths due to preterm birth). According to research by Save the Children United Kingdom, titled "Fighting for breath: A call to action on childhood pneumonia", two children per minute die from pneumonia globally.
The most recent report, "Fighting for Breath Call to Action: End childhood pneumonia deaths" published on Nov. 8, mentioned that Indonesia ranked as the country with the sixth-highest pneumonia burden, with a mortality rate among under 5-year-olds of four per 1,000 live births caused by pneumonia in 2018.
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