Monday, November 2, 2009

Play the Pneumonia Game with your kids and students

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.

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