Last year, nearly 1 million under-fives around the world died from pneumonia. That's more than diarrhoea, malaria and measles combined.
Despite the facts, many people don't realise just how deadly pneumonia is for young children. It's not only a disease that affects the elderly, but one which stalks young children in developing countries.
For the children suffering, it’s a lonely battle. Their lungs stop working, filling up with fluid until every gasping breath becomes agony.
Many die from exhaustion – their fragile bodies simply too shattered to fight any more.
Every child who dies from pneumonia is being cheated of the chance to grow. And their parents must watch as the dreams they held for them are shattered before their eyes.