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Member Research & Reports

Johns Hopkins: Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report: 2018

A new report by the International Vaccine Access Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds health systems are falling woefully short of ensuring the most vulnerable children have sufficient access to prevention and treatment services in 15 countries that account for 70 percent of global pneumonia and diarrhea deaths in children under five.

Globally, pneumonia and diarrhea together led to nearly one of every four deaths that occurred in children under five years of age in 2016. The 2018 Pneumonia & Diarrhea Progress Report — which was released ahead of the 10th annual World Pneumonia Day on November 12 — describes efforts to fight pneumonia and diarrhea in 15 countries with the greatest number of deaths from these illnesses.

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