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)
OverviewStopping 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.