Started in 2009, World Pneumonia Day was launched by a broad coalition of public and nonprofit organizations—including the Sabin Vaccine Institute andPACE—to mobilize efforts to fight a neglected disease that kills more than 2 million children under age five every year. In the last two years, PACE and other World Pneumonia Day coalition members have helped to make November 12 a truly global day. See the World Pneumonia Day event page to read more about how PACE got involved last year in events around the world.

Also, you can see the PneumoniaFighters (pictured above) in action as they raised awareness for pneumonia throughout the streets of Washington, DC by watching this video.

Photo Credit - David Rotbard