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Today marks World Pneumonia Day: Push the Pace. Fight Pneumonia.

Today marks World Pneumonia Day: Push the Pace. Fight Pneumonia.

Today, Thursday 12 November, 2015, is World Pneumonia Day.

This year, World Pneumonia Day carries the theme of ‘Push the Pace. Fight Pneumonia.’, and aims to highlight prevention and treatment measures for the condition.

Despite the availability of affordable and efficient vaccines and antibiotics, pneumonia is the world’s leading infectious cause of death among children under the age of five.

Read our information page on acute lower respiratory infections (including pneumonia)

Find out more about World Pneumonia Day

As part of this year's Healthy Lungs for Life 'Take the active option' campaign, we have been promoting the importance of physical activity for lung health.

Regular exercise is associated with better health, and moderate physical activity is good for the immune system, which helps to fight infections.

Find out more.