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Diarrhoeal diseases are the second most common cause of deaths of children, killing more than 1·5 million children annually and infecting billions more.1,2 The recently released Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD) is a comprehensive strategy document outlining plans to end preventable deaths from these two killer diseases by 2025.3 The document calls for a global integrated action plan, spearheaded by UNICEF and WHO, focused on coordination of several action strategies. Additional publications supplement the GAPPD document with information on various bottlenecks and barriers, and solutions to achieve the goals.
Akanda, A. S., Jutla, A.S., & Colwell, R. R. (2014). Global diarrhoea action plan needs integrated climate-based surveillance. The Lancet Global Health, 2(2), e69-70. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(13)70155-4
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