World Pneumonia Day has been observed every year on November 12 since 2009. The Day is meant to spread awareness and educate people, governments, and other stakeholders to take action to combat pneumonia on all fronts. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. It can be life-threatening particularly in children and the elderly. The theme of the World Pneumonia Day 2023 highlights the significance of every breath and underscores the importance and urgency of stopping pneumonia through early detection, treatment, and prevention. Early detection and treatment are key to the prevention of complications and reduction of morbidity. Pneumonia can be prevented by vaccination, adequate nutrition, and particularly in children addressing environmental factors like indoor air pollution, proper ventilation, and parental smoking.
We at the ISID believe in providing up-to-date information to healthcare workers and other Infectious disease stakeholders on pneumonia and other Infectious diseases, particularly in low-resource settings. Our ISID journals, the IJID and IJID Regions provide up-to-date and pertinent research on pneumonia and other infectious diseases.