WORLD PNEUMONIA DAY: NOVEMBER 12, 2013

WORLD PNEUMONIA DAY

Quick Facts

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

Local names

Name Language
World Pneumonia Day English
Día Mundial de la Neumonía Spanish

World Pneumonia Day 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

World Pneumonia Day 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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.©iStockphoto.com/diego_cervo

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

Weekday Date Year Name Holiday type Where it is observed
Thu Nov 12 2009 World Pneumonia Day United Nations observance
Fri Nov 12 2010 World Pneumonia Day United Nations observance
Sat Nov 12 2011 World Pneumonia Day United Nations observance
Mon Nov 12 2012 World Pneumonia Day United Nations observance
Tue Nov 12 2013 World Pneumonia Day United Nations observance
Wed Nov 12 2014 World Pneumonia Day United Nations observance
Thu Nov 12 2015 World Pneumonia Day United Nations observance
Sat Nov 12 2016 World Pneumonia Day United Nations observance
Sun Nov 12 2017 World Pneumonia Day United Nations observance
Mon Nov 12 2018 World Pneumonia Day United Nations observance
Tue Nov 12 2019 World Pneumonia Day United Nations observance
Thu Nov 12 2020 World Pneumonia Day United Nations observance

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