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.
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.
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
|Fri||Nov 12||2010||World Pneumonia Day||Worldwide observance|
|Sat||Nov 12||2011||World Pneumonia Day||Worldwide observance|
|Mon||Nov 12||2012||World Pneumonia Day||Worldwide observance|
|Tue||Nov 12||2013||World Pneumonia Day||Worldwide observance|
|Wed||Nov 12||2014||World Pneumonia Day||Worldwide observance|
|Thu||Nov 12||2015||World Pneumonia Day||Worldwide observance|
|Sat||Nov 12||2016||World Pneumonia Day||Worldwide observance|
|Sun||Nov 12||2017||World Pneumonia Day||Worldwide observance|
|Mon||Nov 12||2018||World Pneumonia Day||Worldwide observance|
|Tue||Nov 12||2019||World Pneumonia Day||Worldwide observance|
|Thu||Nov 12||2020||World Pneumonia Day||Worldwide observance|
Quick FactsWorld Pneumonia Day supports all efforts made to protect and treat people against pneumonia, the single largest cause of child deaths worldwide.
World Pneumonia Day 2017Sunday, November 12, 2017
World Pneumonia Day 2018Monday, November 12, 2018
Name in other languages
|World Pneumonia Day||English|
|Día Mundial de la Neumonía||Spanish|
|עולם יום דלקת ריאות||Hebrew|
|اليوم العالمي لمكافحة الالتهاب الرئوي||Arabic|
|세계 폐렴의 날||Korean|
|Welttag zur Bekämpfung der Lungenentzündung||German|