11 million children under five years of age die of pneumonia until 2030, according to a study.
More than 880,000 children – mostly younger than 2 years – died of pneumonia until 2016.
Based on forecasts of today's trends, more than 10.8 million children die within five years over the next twelve years. The study was conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, and Redd Barn's help organization.
In developed countries, only the elderly are affected. In the less developed countries, most children are affected. Among the countries affected will be Nigeria and India, where 1.7 million children die. 700,000 children died in Pakistan and 635,000 died in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Researchers have also come to the conclusion that 4.1 million children can be saved if vaccination is increased and more people get access to antibiotics.