In 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF released the Global Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Pneumonia (GAPP), setting out a 90% coverage target by 2015 for three interventions: vaccination, breastfeeding, access to care and antibiotic treatment. If 90% coverage is reached, these interventions could prevent two thirds of all childhood pneumonia deaths. The 2012 Pneumonia Progress Report monitors coverage of the three GAPP interventions in the 15 countries with the highest absolute number of child pneumonia deaths in 2010.

Read the 2012 Pneumonia Progress Report here.