The recent series of reviews conducted within the GlobalAction Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD) addressed epidemiologyof the two deadly diseases at the global and regional level; it alsoestimated the effectiveness of interventions, barriers to achieving highcoverage and the main implications for health policy. The aim of this paperis to provide the estimates of childhood pneumonia at the countrylevel. This should allow national policy–makers and stakeholders to implementproposed policies in the World Health Organization (WHO) andUNICEF member countries.

1st June 2013 • comment