Tuesday , January 18 2022

Pneumonia can kill 11 million children by 2030.


A medical report by Johns Hopkins University warned that by 2030, 11 million children worldwide could die from pneumonia.

Based on current infection rates, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be the four most affected countries. However, more than one-third of the 4.1 million deaths can be prevented by vaccination, effective treatment or good nutrition. A report issued by a university.

The researchers predicted that the proportion of future pulmonary infections would be high with the cry of the WHO "life-saving" model.

The results show that around 10,865,728 children will die of pneumonia over the next 12 years, based on current trends. Nigeria had the highest death toll of 1.730.000, followed by India with 1.710.000, Pakistan with 70.6 thousand and Democratic Republic of Congo with 635,000.

Pneumonia kills more children than malaria, diarrhea and measles Save the Children According to the organization, about 880,000 children died last year. Due to illness, there is little second in the world.

Paul Ronalds, CEO of Save the Children Australia, said: "About one million children are expected to die from the diseases we know every year. The possible vaccine and antibiotic costs are only $ 54 American Cent … Children live in the slums of a city that is malnourished or at the greatest risk of injury.

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