In 2013, the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhea (GAPPD) was developed and issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, outlining key interventions that should be universally adopted, with the goal of ending preventable pneumonia and diarrhea mortality in children by 2025. GAPPD set forth coverage targets of 90% for vaccinations, 90% for access to pneumonia and diarrhea treatments, and 50% for exclusive breastfeeding of children during their first six months of life. The 2013 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report evaluates the 15 countries with the highest numbers of child deaths from pneumonia and diarrhea, based on UNICEF’s latest 2013 estimates, and reports on their progress in implementing GAPPD interventions with respect to coverage targets.

Read the 2013 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report here.