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India saw 2nd-highest number of pneumonia deaths: UNICEF

 

  • India had the 2nd highest number of deaths of children under the age of five in 2018 due to pneumonia, a curable and preventable disease that claimed the life of one child every 39 seconds globally, according to a new UN report.
  • The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said that globally, pneumonia claimed the lives of more than 800,000 children under the age of five last year.
  • Nigeria has the highest numbers (162,000), followed by India (127,000) and Pakistan (58,000).