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World Pneumonia Day

World Pneumonia Day is annually held on November 12 to raise awareness of pneumonia, promote prevention and treatment, and generate action to fight the illness.

With proper healthcare, pneumonia can be avoidable, especially for small children.
With proper healthcare, pneumonia can be avoidable, especially for small children.
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Celebrate World Pneumonia Day

News, messages, and events promoting World Pneumonia Day are publicized and made viral through social media networks, online, print and broadcast media, and word of mouth. People are asked to help fight the disease by participating in education programs, voluntary work or contributing via donations.

Public life

World Pneumonia Day is a worldwide observance and not a public holiday.

About World Pneumonia Day

Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs, making breathing painful and limiting oxygen intake. Pneumonia is the biggest killer of children under age 5 worldwide. Nearly one in five global child deaths result from pneumonia every year. Moreover, this is a preventable and treatable illness via vaccines, antibiotic treatment, and improved sanitation. The United Nations (UN) first celebrated the day on November 12, 2009.

World Pneumonia Day Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
ThuNov 122009World Pneumonia DayUnited Nations observance 
FriNov 122010World Pneumonia DayUnited Nations observance 
SatNov 122011World Pneumonia DayUnited Nations observance 
MonNov 122012World Pneumonia DayUnited Nations observance 
TueNov 122013World Pneumonia DayUnited Nations observance 
WedNov 122014World Pneumonia DayUnited Nations observance 
ThuNov 122015World Pneumonia DayUnited Nations observance 
SatNov 122016World Pneumonia DayUnited Nations observance 
SunNov 122017World Pneumonia DayUnited Nations observance 
MonNov 122018World Pneumonia DayUnited Nations observance 
TueNov 122019World Pneumonia DayUnited Nations observance 
ThuNov 122020World Pneumonia DayUnited Nations observance 

Quick Facts

World Pneumonia Day supports all efforts made to protect and treat people against pneumonia, the single largest cause of child deaths worldwide.

World Pneumonia Day 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

World Pneumonia Day 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

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Name in other languages

NameLanguage
World Pneumonia DayEnglish
Día Mundial de la NeumoníaSpanish
עולם יום דלקת ריאותHebrew
اليوم العالمي لمكافحة الالتهاب الرئويArabic
세계 폐렴의 날Korean
Welttag zur Bekämpfung der LungenentzündungGerman
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