Tackling deadliest diseases for world’s poorest children can yield huge gains

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UNICEF, June 2012

A new report from UNICEF focuses on the huge potential to narrow the child survival gap between the richest and the poorest by focusing on pneumonia and diarrhoea – the two primary killers of children under the age of five. The new UNICEF report, Pneumonia and diarrhoea: Tackling the deadliest diseases for the world’s poorest children, identifies a tremendous opportunity to narrow the child survival gap both among and within countries by increasing commitment, attention and funding.

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