18 Apr WHO & UNICEF Release New Action Plan to Tackle Two Leading Killers of Children
The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have released The integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhea (GAPPD) that details the strategic plan for reducing the death and illness caused by childhood pneumonia and diarrhea. Pneumonia and diarrhea claim the lives of more than two million children each year.
More than 100 nongovernmental organizations, civil society organizations, and health experts signed on to a statement of support for GAPPD.
Further information on GAPPD can be found here, including report summaries and the statements of support.