MSH Supports Integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhea (GAPPD)

MSH is proud to endorse the Integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhea (GAPPD), released on April 12, and developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. The GAPPD represents the first-ever simultaneous effort to protect children from pneumonia and diarrhea, which take the lives of almost two million children a year. The Global Action Plan is based on the most recent data and evidence collected in a specialseries published in The Lancet.

MSH joins other nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) working around the globe to save children’s lives and improve health, in welcoming the GAPPD and commit to helping implement this new, integrated approach. We pledge to begin immediately working with national governments, donors, multilateral institutions, the private sector and other partners to make the global framework a reality in the countries and communities hardest hit.

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