MANILA, Philippines — The World Health Organization (WHO) reminds parents to look after little children especially given that the cold season is here.
In line with the World Pneumonia Day on November 13, the WHO reminds the public that pneumonia is preventable with the right knowledge on how to avoid contracting the disease especially during the cold months.
These preventive measures include:
- Adequate nutrition
- Reducing indoor air pollution
- Avoiding exposure of children to tobacco smoke
- Practicing good hygiene
Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs.
According to the WHO, pneumonia is the single largest infectious cause of death in children worldwide
It accounts for 15% of all deaths of children under 5 years old in 2017 killing a total of 808, 694 children.
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