12 April 2013

WHO and UNICEF launch Integrated Global Plan to end preventable deaths from pneumonia and diarrhoea by 2025

Pneumonia and diarrhea together account for 29 percent of all child deaths globally, resulting in the deaths of more than two million children each year. Countries most affected can end this staggering and unnecessary death toll by fighting the two diseases together in an integrated approach. The Integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD), by WHO/UNICEF, goes to the heart of the challenge by recognizing that the only way to combat these two preventable diseases is to not address them separately, but fight them together in an integrated approach. Learn more.