Every Year, 12 November is observed as World Pneumonia Day, globally to raise awareness about an acute respiratory infection, which is commonly caused by Virus or Bacteria. Let us tell you, Pneumonia is responsible for 2.5 Million deaths every year, especially childrens. About 23% of total cases of Pneumonia register in India, alone. World Pneumonia Day aims to raise awareness of Preventions and treatment of world’s leading killer of adults and children.
History, and Significance
World Pneumonia Day was observed on 2 November, 2009 for the first time. More than 100 organizations came together and formed “Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia” to create global awareness about deaths caused by Penumonia, every year. Let us tell you, in 2013 World Health Organization (WHO) United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced a action plan to create global awareness of Penumonia and Diarrhea. They established the target as for every 1000 lives, less than 3 Pneumonia deaths of children.
World Pneumonia Day 2021 Theme
The Theme of World Pneumonia Day 2021 has been announced by WHO, which is “Stop Pneumonia, Every breath counts.”. The theme focuses on making the world, Pneumonia free.
5 Best Quotes to Create Awareness among your Friends and Relatives Circle about Importance of Good Health
- “He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.”: Thomas Carlyle
- “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”: Buddha
- “Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.”: Anne Wilson Schaef
- “Don’t forget to take the vaccination and keep your health safe from the threats of pneumonia.
- We are too strong to give up our hope from our struggle against pneumonia.
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Pneumonia
You can identify Pneumonia with below mentioned Symptoms:
- Greenish or Yellow Cough or even Bloody Mucus.
- Sharp or stabbing chest pain, when you deeply cough or breathe.
- Feeling Low Energey, and Loss of appetite.
- Sweating, Shaking Chills and Fever.
- Rapid, shallow breathing.
- Low Body Temperature.
- Shortness of Breath.
You can diagnose Pneumonia by meeting doctor through below mentioned ways:
- Chest X-ray
- Blood Culture
- Sputum Culture
- Pulse oximetry
- CT scan
- Fluid sample
Note: Doctor advice is must in Pneumonia Cases, so don’t do treatment by yourself.