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Investment in new diagnostics and treatments will reduce deaths from pneumonia

The World Lung Foundation (WLF) called for greater investment in innovation and a focus on improving healthcare provision – particularly in low income countries - to reduce the global toll of pneumonia. According to WLF’s Acute Respiratory Infections Atlas (, an estimated 156 million new cases of pneumonia occur every year, 97 percent of

Ignored- the world’s leading killer of children

Pneumonia kills 1.5 million children a year, yet gets far less attention than the big infectious diseases that take a lesser toll.With that sort of death toll, experts and campaigners can't understand why pneumonia is not top of the global health agenda. If you asked any member of the western public