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All Attention on Pneumonia and Diarrhea First-ever Simultaneous Effort

New Delhi, Delhi, India, Friday, April 12, 2013 -- (Business Wire India) -- Today's release of the Integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD) [http://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/documents/gappd/en/index.html], developed by the World Health Organization and UNICEF, represents the first-ever simultaneous effort to protect children from pneumonia and diarrhea, which take the lives of almost two million children a year. In India, diarrhea accounts for about 12 percent and pneumonia accounts for 23 percent of deaths in children less than five years old.