KARACHI (PR): Pfizer encourages dialogue and prompt action on pneumococcal pneumonia prevention, a serious yet potentially preventable global health issue.  Pneumonia, an infection of the lungs, is the single largest cause of death in children worldwide. An estimated 100,000 children in Pakistan die due to pneumonia every year. However; this disease is not limited to infants and children. Pneumonia also impacts many adults, especially people over age 50 and those living with asthma, heart disease or another serious condition.

Pfizer Pakistan has worked since 2009 on campaigns in public interest for pneumonia awareness working diligently to deliver vaccines to children and adults vulnerable to pneumococcal