Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Documents on acute respiratory infections/pneumonia

Key documents

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  • Global action plan for prevention and control of pneumonia
    In this document, WHO and UNICEF summarize the global situation of pneumonia. This document outlines a vision, and sets out specific goals and targets to be achieved. It projects the cost of scaling up key interventions of proven benefit.
  • Management of pneumonia in community settings
    This Joint Statement, prepared by WHO and UNICEF, provides examples of large-scale programmes, describes some of the barriers to effective care, and suggests steps that countries can take to reduce pneumonia-related mortality.
  • Pneumonia : the forgotten killer of children
    This joint UNICEF/WHO report examines the epidemiological evidence on the burden and distribution of pneumonia and assesses current levels of treatment and prevention. It is a call to action to reduce pneumonia mortality.

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