Monday , January 25 2021

Study: 11 million children will die from pneumonia by 2030

According to the study, 11 million children under the age of five die from pneumonia by 2030.

More than 880,000 children – mostly under the age of two – died of pneumonia until 2016.

Based on predictions of today's trends, more than 10.8 million children under the age of five die of this disease over the next twelve years. The research was conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, and Redd Brown's relief organization.

Usually it is only for the elderly population in developed countries affected by the disease. In less developed countries, most children are at risk. Among the countries that will be affected by Nigeria and India, where 1.7 million children die of illness, the study states. 700,000 children will die in Pakistan and 635,000 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to a study.

Researchers also concluded that 4.1 million children can be rescued if vaccination programs are strengthened and more people get access to antibiotics.

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