Study: By 2030, 11 million children will die of pneumonia


11 million children under the age of five will die of pneumonia by 2030, it is in the study.

More than 880,000 children aged more than two years died from pneumonia only in 2016.

On the basis of forecasts of today's trends, more than 10.8 million children under the age of five will die in the next twelve years. The research was carried out by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, and the Redd Barna Relief Organization.

In general, only older populations in developed countries are affected by the disease. In less developed countries, most children are affected. Among the countries that will be affected are Nigeria and India, where 1.7 million children will die due to illness. In Pakistan, 700,000 children and 635,000 people will be killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Researchers also found that 4.1 million children can be saved if the vaccination program is strengthened and more people get access to antibiotics.

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