by Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive of Save the Children UK
We have been waiting a long time for a global health leader who is prepared to step up and call out governments and the international community for failing to fight the leading infectious threat to our children's survival - pneumonia - effectively. Enter Kevin Watkins:
"The international community has been equally culpable. Less than 2% of global development aid is directed to pneumonia. Contrasts with malaria are striking. Donors have invested heavily in cutting malaria deaths, and with striking results. Child mortality has almost halved since 2000, falling at twice the rate for pneumonia."