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Global Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Pneumonia

This document outlines a global action plan to support countries in controlling pneumonia, providing a framework for action around which partners can coordinate their efforts. The document summarizes the global situation with respect to pneumonia, and how control of the disease can help achieve the Millennium Development Goal related to child mortality. It also projects the cost of scaling up key interventions of proven benefits, such as exclusive breastfeeding, vaccination, and treatment of pneumonia, and outlines the priority actions that are required of various stakeholders to ensure progress.

Author: World Health Organization, United Nations Children's Fund

Published: 2009

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Resource types: Report

Diseases/vaccines: Pneumococcus

Topics: Advocacy and communications, Introduction and service delivery, Immunization financing, Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global