The in-depth modeling published in the World War I also shows that more than four million of these deaths – more than a third – could be easily prevented by coordinated action to increase vaccination, care and nutrition.
Without action, the Aid Organization's forecasts show that Nigeria, India, Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo) are likely to be the biggest deaths.
Australasia, pneumonia mostly affects the elderly. But the disease is the world's largest killer for children, killing more than malaria, diarrhea and measles combined.
From 2016, 880,000 children who were mostly younger than 2 years old died from the disease, the last year that full information is available.
Save the Children CEO Paul Ronalds said:
"It tells us to believe that nearly a million children die each year from illness that we have knowledge and resources for defeating. The vaccine is available and antibiotic consumption costs only AUD 54 cents.
"There are no pink ribbons, global peaks or marches for pneumonia, but to anyone who cares about justice for the children and their access to essential health care, this forgotten killer would be the decisive cause of our eternal life."
The agency's forecasts are based on a model developed by Johns Hopkins University researchers, called Lives Saved Tool.
They have nearly 11 million (10,865,728) By 2030, by 2030, the number of deaths in Nigeria (1,730,000), India (1,710,000), Pakistan (706,000) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (635,000) is the highest.
Increasing vaccine coverage to 90 percent of children under the age of five could, however, save 610,000 people. Providing affordable antibiotics could save 1.9 million; and to ensure that children have good nutrition, can save 2.5 million.
If all three duplicate measures were implemented by 2030, the model suggests that a total of 4.1 million deaths could be avoided.
2030 is the target date for sustainable development goals, including an ambitious global license to "stop the deaths of a child" and reach Universal Health Coverage.
The abolition of deaths of surviving children from pneumonia, such as Save the Children, wants to see:
- Prices for major pneumonia vaccines significantly decreased to enable more than 76 million infants to be immunized
- The governments of low and middle income countries give priority to strong health and nutrition systems that are the most excluded
- Donor governments, such as Australia, support countries to achieve overall health coverage.
Ellie Cannon, General Practitioner General Health Service (NHS), visited Save the Children Health Programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where in 2016 50,000 children died of pneumonia.
Ellie Cannon discusses with Dr. Jean-Serge Botal in bed Femi *, 2 who was hospitalized with pneumonia and tuberculosis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. See this content.
Dr. Cannon said:
"It was shocking to see children dying of illness that we can treat so easily in the United Kingdom, children are starving, and their immune system weakens malnutrition, and even if they get medical help, doctors simply do not have supplies such as oxygen and antibiotics to handle them – doctors who have the same education as I. I could write a simple recipe or arrange for a fast X Ray. "My colleagues in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have to look at the children to die."
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