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Pneumonia & Diarrhea Progress Report 

PDPR 2017 cover

Each year, IVAC prepares the Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report and publishes it for World Pneumonia Day on November 12. The report evaluates the annual progress made in prevention and control of pneumonia and diarrhea by scoring the top 15 highest burden countries - those with the greatest number of under-5 pneumonia and diarrhea deaths - on their implementation of 10 high-impact interventions outlined in the integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhea (GAPPD).

The 10 interventions scored include vaccination, exclusive breastfeeding, access to care, and use of antibiotics, oral rehydration solution, and zinc to treat the illnesses. These measures are known to prevent childhood deaths due to pneumonia and diarrhea and could help achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal target of reducing under-5 mortality to at least 25 per 1,000 live births by 2030.

2017: Driving Progress through Equitable Investment and Action

IVAC’s eighth annual report marks our ongoing commitment to monitor country progress toward child health goals. As you will read in this year’s report, progress and opportunities for action align across several cross-cutting themes, including the need for: better methodologies and approaches to scale up interventions that work; bold vision and leadership that address cross-cutting challenges and put focus on the least advantaged; and continued partnership of countries and donors to ensure funds and evidence to support programs that prevent disease and promote health.

Read the full report and supplementary materials here:

Past reports

2016 Pneumonia & Diarrhea Progress Report: Reaching Goals through Action and Innovation

2015 Pneumonia & Diarrhea Progress Report: Sustainable Progress in the Post-2015 Era

2014 Pneumonia & Diarrhea Progress Report

2013 Pneumonia & Diarrhea Progress Report

2012 Pneumonia Progress Report

2011 Pneumonia Progress Report