2016 PNEUMONIA AND DIARRHEA PROGRESS REPORT
The 2016 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report evaluates the annual progress implementing high impact interventions outlined in the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhea (GAPPD), among the 15 countries with the greatest number of under-5 pneumonia and diarrhea deaths. 2015 marked the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), prompting us to examine the substantial progress made in implementing GAPPD interventions since the year 2000. The analysis highlights the need to accelerate uptake of select interventions for countries to reach both the 2025 GAPPD goals and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Innovations in pneumonia and diarrhea disease management that may accelerate the pace of progress are discussed.