Pneumonia is the leading infectious killer of adults and children worldwide, claiming the lives of over 800,000 children under 5 each year. However, pneumonia remains a neglected disease in global health, with prevention and treatment resources being largely inaccessible in many low-and-middle-income countries.
The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the urgent need for access to essential medical oxygen, and the devastating impact of global health inequalities.
To mark World Pneumonia Day, AIDN will be hosting a briefing with FRE02 and The DAK Foundation to increase awareness, promote interventions and enable change, to reduce the death toll of pneumonia. Hear from those working on the ground to address the pneumonia crises and how Australians can support improved access to critical health services