Pneumonia and diarrhoea: Tackling the deadliest diseases for the world’s poorest children

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Author: UNICEF
Price: Free
No. of pages: 77
Publication date: June 2012
Publisher: UNICEF

ISBN: 978-92-806-4643-6

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Pneumonia and diarrhoea are leading killers of the world’s youngest children, accounting for 29 per cent of deaths among children under age 5 – or more than 2 million lives lost each year. Yet, levels of prevention and treatment remain low, particularly among the poor. This report, a comprehensive assessment of progress in the fight against pneumonia and diarrhea, makes a compelling argument for scaling up key interventions that can reduce the number of preventable child deaths.

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