Name the single biggest killer of kids around the world.
It's probably not what you're guessing...
Malaria kills @100,000 people of all ages each year (2010 data).
Tuberculosis kills @1.1 million people of all ages each year (2010 data).
AIDS kills @1.8 million people of all ages each year (2009 data).
Think lungs. Chest infection. That awful sucking sound that I once heard coming from my then 3-year old son and still cannot forget, may never forget.
Pneumonia kills about 1.4 million kids under 5 every year around the world according to the World Health Organization. It kills more than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, accounting for 18% of all deaths of children under five.
The best way to prevent pneumonia? Immunizing kids - vaccines for Hib, pneumococcus, measles and whooping cough (pertussis).