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WHO/UNICEF Joint Statement on Management of Pneumonia in Community Settings

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Author: UNICEF and WHO
Price: Free
No. of pages: 7
Publication date: May 2004
Publisher: UNICEF
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Prompt and effective treatment can reduce mortality from pneumonia, a major killer that accounts for some 2 million under-five deaths each year, mostly in Africa and South-East Asia. This Joint Statement, prepared by UNICEF and WHO, advocates for community-level treatment by well-trained and supervised health-care workers. It describes the barriers preventing children sick with pneumonia from accessing proper health care and provides examples of effective large-scale and sustainable community-level treatment.

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