UN agencies and partners say simple actions can curb child pneumonia deathsListen /
Although pneumonia deaths are preventable, more than a million children still die from the disease each year, according to experts in child welfare and global health.
This Tuesday, 12 November, is World Pneumonia Day and the three organizations are highlighting simple ways to help curb these deaths.
In addition to treatment, they recommend exclusive breastfeeding for six months and continued breastfeeding complimented by nutritious solid foods up to age two; vaccination against illnesses such as whooping cough and measles; safe drinking water, sanitation and handwashing facilities, and improved cooking stoves to reduce indoor air pollution.
Dianne Penn, United Nations.