Thursday, November 11, 2010

World Pneumonia Day

Since I'm now working on Streptococcus pneumoniae, I thought I'd let you all know that November 12th is World Pneumonia Day. Did you know that pneumonia is the leading killer of children under the age of five? Most of the 1.5 million annual fatalities occur in developing countries, and many lives could be saved if antibiotics and vaccines were more widely available. If you're interested in donating, the GAVI alliance promotes children's health by facilitating immunization in poor countries.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had no idea! Thanks for sharing.