Pneumococcal disease: the leading vaccine-preventable cause of death in children under five

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Pneumonia kills nearly 1 million children under five and pneumococcal disease is the leading cause of pneumonia. Countries introducing pneumococcal vaccines with Gavi support could prevent 500,000 early deaths by 2020.

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12 November 2016

Gavi Infographic Pneumococccal disease 2016
Source: WHO Department of maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health 2014-2015 progress report, Gavi (2015)
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