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WHO/UNICEF: New plan to address pneumonia and diarrhoea could save 2 million children a year

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WHO and UNICEF launched a new Global Action Plan on the 12th April 2013 with the aim of saving up to 2 million children every year from deaths caused by pneumonia and diarrhoea, some of the leading killers of children under five globally.  The Integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea calls for closer integration of efforts to prevent and treat these two diseases and sets ambitious targets to reduce mortality rates and raise levels of children’s access to life-saving interventions.

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Download the full report Ending preventable child deaths from pneumonia and diarrhoea by 2025- The integrated Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD)

Date: 27 April 2013