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Fighting for breath

You can help save a child from deadly pneumonia.

You can help save a child from deadly pneumonia

Your gift today can help save a child’s life.

Nineteen-month-old Luc was comatose when his mother Makena brought him to the hospital. He was taking short, gasping breaths, as if he was drowning. He needed help fast.

Dr Emile quickly diagnosed that Luc had deadly pneumonia. This disease kills more children under five than malaria, diarrhoea and measles combined – almost a million children each year.

For something so deadly for children, the treatment is simple and cheap – a 3-5 day course of antibiotics that cost only 60 cents.

But imagine being told at the hospital that the medicine that could save your child’s life was not available. It’s unthinkable in Australia, but in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo, antibiotics and other essential medicines are often in short supply.

You can help provide the treatment that can save the life of a child like Luc.

*Names have been changed to protect the identities of Luc and his family.

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