Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Ending preventable child deaths from pneumonia and diarrhoea by 2025

The integrated Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD)

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WHO/UNICEF

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Number of pages: 64 (16)
Publication date: 2013
Languages: English, French
ISBN: 978 92 4 150523 9

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Overview

Stopping the loss of millions of young lives from pneumonia and diarrhoea is a goal within our grasp. The integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD) proposes a cohesive approach to ending preventable pneumonia and diarrhoea deaths. It brings together critical services and interventions to create healthy environments, promotes practices known to protect children from disease and ensures that every child has access to proven and appropriate preventive and treatment measures.

The goal is ambitious but achievable: to end preventable childhood deaths due to pneumonia and diarrhoea by 2025.

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