International Community Commemorates First World Pneumonia Day

The World Health Organization, UNICEF and different international health organizations have launched the

by calling on governments, civil society groups and donor agencies to fight pneumonia, which they say is the top killer of children around the world. Meanwhile, United Nations officials announced that USD39 billion is required to combat the deadly disease over the next six years.

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  • Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.