In 2019, an estimated 672,000 children were killed by pneumonia.1 child every 2 minutes!

  • Common symptoms of pneumonia are cough, fast breathing, difficulty breathing and fever

 

Vaccines that protect against the organisms that can cause pneumonia

 

Rotavirus

This is a virus responsible for severe diarrheal diseases in children, According to WHO estimates in 2013 about 215 000 children aged under 5 years die each year from vaccine-preventable rotavirus infections; the vast majority of these children live in low-income countries.

 WHO states that the use of rotavirus vaccines should be part of a comprehensive strategy to control diarrheal diseases.

 

Signs and symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Frequent, loose stools
  • Malaise
  • Weakness

Prevention:

  • Exclusive breast feeding
  • Basic sanitation
  • Handwashing with soap
  • Rotavirus vaccine at 6 weeks and 10 weeks