According to research, by 2030, 11 million children under five years of age die of pneumonia.
More than 880,000 children – mostly younger than two years – have died of lungs only in 2016.
Based on the current trends, more than 10.8 million children under the age of five will die of illness in the next twelve years. The study was conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, and Redd Barn's help organization.
Generally, only older populations in developed countries are affected by the disease. In less developed countries, most children are affected. Among countries that will be affected are Nigeria and India, where 1.7 million children will die from the disease, according to the study. According to his study, 700,000 children will die in Pakistan and 635,000 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Researchers also concluded that 4.1 million children can be saved if the vaccine program increases and more people get access to antibiotics.