The Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia (GAPP), issued by WHO and UNICEF in 2009, showed that pneumonia deaths could be reduced by two-thirds if existing interventions to protect against, prevent and treat pneumonia could be scaled up to reach 90 percent of the world’s children. In 2010, the World Health Assembly resolved that all countries should make it a national priority to implement the indicators outlined in the GAPP. The 2011 Pneumonia Progress Report is an effort to monitor and report on progress in the implementation of those interventions in the 15 countries with the highest pneumonia death toll among young children.

Read the 2011 Pneumonia Progress Report here.