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Pneumonia is the #1 killer of children.  1.6 million children under the age of 5 die every year - that's more than AIDS, malaria and measles combined - and millions more endure countless cycles of pain and suffering as they do battle with the disease. 

The best way to fight pneumonia is to PROTECT, PREVENT AND TREAT:

PROTECT with exclusive breastfeeding,

PREVENT with the new generation of vaccines; and

TREAT with antibiotics.

With new vaccines that target the two deadliest causes of pneumonia - pneumococcus and Hib - and affordable and effective antiobiotics there has never been a better time to fight the #1 killer of children. 

This fight is winnable because for the first time we have the right weapons.

Let's make reducing child pneumonia deaths a top global priority for our representatives and get these vaccines and antiobiotics to the world's poorest children.

WHO and UNICEF report that 10 million children could be saved over the next decade if we target pneumonia and diarrhea.

There is no other investment currently available that can save children's lives on this scale.

This is the single biggest solvable issue in global child health today.  We CAN stop children dying from pneumonia.

 

 

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President of the United States
Pneumonia kills more children than any other disease - 1.6 million little ones every year.

The best way to fight pneumonia is to PROTECT, PREVENT AND TREAT:

PROTECT with exclusive breastfeeding,

PREVENT with the new vaccines; and

TREAT with antibiotics.

With new vaccines that target the two deadliest causes of pneumonia - pneumococcus and Hib - and affordable and effective antibiotics there has never been a better time to fight the # killer of children.

Typically, the world's poorest children have to wait 15 years for a vaccine that is available in the United States to reach them. But we can change that.

Let's get the new vaccines and antibiotics to the countries where most of the children who are dying from pneumonia live.

WHO and UNICEF estimate that 10 million children's lives can be saved over the next decade by focusing on pneumonia and diarrhea.

No other investment currently available has the potential to save children's lives on this scale.

World Pneumonia Day will be November 12th, 2010.

Please support the Day and make reducing child pneumonia deaths your personal priority in global child health.

This is the single biggest solvable issue in global child health today. We CAN stop children dying from pneumonia.

Our planet will not be able to offer all children a brighter future until we can start to reduce the threat pneumonia poses to them.