11 million children under five will die of pneumonia until 2030, according to a study.
More than 880,000 children – minors under two years – died of pneumonia only in 2016.
Based on the forecasts of current trends, more than 10.8 million children under the age of five will die of the disease in the next twelve years. The study was conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, EE. UU. And from the relief organization Redd Barna.
Generally it is only the elderly population of developed countries 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 from the disease, according to the study. 700,000 children will die in Pakistan and 635,000 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the study.
The researchers also concluded that 4,1 million children can be rescued if the vaccination program is intensified and more people have access to antibiotics.