Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS)

World Pneumonia Day 2017

In support of World Pneumonia Day, Nov. 12, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the American Thoracic Society is a founding member, calls for global efforts to:

  • Raise awareness about pneumonia, the world's leading infectious killer of children under the age of five years
  • Promote interventions to protect against, prevent, and treat pneumonia for all people worldwide
  • Generate action, including continued investment and research to combat pneumonia

Read the press release here.

World Pneumonia Day 2017

Last Reviewed: November 2017