Captivate Research

Why is it getting worse?

Not Managing Underlying Conditions

Individuals with pre-existing medical issues, such as diabetes or heart disease, face an increased susceptibility to pneumonia. Inadequate attention to these underlying conditions hampers the body’s ability to effectively combat the infection, leading to more severe cases.

Over-crowded Hospitals Limited Bed Availability

The strain on healthcare facilities results in delayed medical attention, hindering prompt diagnosis, and treatment. This delay allows the infection to progress unchecked, causing more people to get pneumonia.

Lack of Pneumonia Vaccines & Antibiotic Resistance

The absence of widespread pneumonia vaccination and the growing threat of antibiotic resistance are significant contributors to the worsening of the disease.

Inadequate accessibility and awareness of vaccinations cause the increased spread of pneumonia.

Additionally, the rise of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria poses a challenge in treating pneumonia effectively.  This emphasizes the need to address antibiotic misuse and overuse.