Pneumonia and diarrhoea: Tackling the deadliest diseases for the world’s poorest children

This report makes a remarkable and compelling argument for tackling two of the leading killers of children under age 5: pneumonia and diarrhoea. By 2015 more than 2 million child deaths could be averted if national coverage of cost-effective interventions for pneumonia and diarrhoea were raised to the level of the richest 20 per cent in the highest mortality countries.

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