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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.

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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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2016SatNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2017SunNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2018MonNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2019TueNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2020ThuNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2021FriNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2022SatNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2023SunNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2024TueNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance
2025WedNov 12World Pneumonia DayWorldwide observance

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