2m children will die of pneumonia in Nigeria unless… UNICEF

Wed Jan 29th, 2020 - Kebbi

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Wednesday said that two million children may die of pneumonia in Nigeria in the next 10 years unless more is done to fight the diseases.

UNICEF in a statement in Birnin Kebbi by its Communication, Advocacy and Partnership Specialist, Malam Rabiu Musa, said that malnutrition, air pollution and lack of access to vaccines and antibiotics were among the drivers of preventable deaths from pneumonia, which killed a child every three minutes in the country.

“Pneumonia is caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi, and leaves children fighting for breath as their lungs fill with pus and fluid.




source: Guardian