Today is World Pneumonia Day. I had no idea until I received a clever email from Save the Children entreating me to play "Mission Pneumonia". Never one to turn down a challenge (I love the SAT question of the day, for instance), I clicked into the game. It is an apparently simple strategy to get you to donate money (of course) but just as important it teaches us about pneumonia:
- pneumonia is preventable and treatable;
- a child dies from pneumonia every 15 seconds somewhere in the world
- community health workers are a powerful force against the #1 killer of children under 5
What are the most critical actions you can take? Log on and play the game at Mission Pneumonia.