The statistics are frightening. Pneumonia is the main infectious disease cause of death among children under the age of five, accounting for 16% (950,000) of child mortality worldwide¹.
It is also one of the most preventable. The Philips Africa Innovation Hub is working to address this issue.
According to UNICEF, in 2015 the highest national under-five mortality rates are found in sub-Saharan Africa, with pneumonia and diarrhea being the leading causes of death¹.
UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) have made pneumonia a primary focus area in efforts to reduce child mortality. With significant work, developing countries are already achieving progress.