Prioritising the pneumonia and diarrhoea agenda in Ethiopia: Strengthening strategies for child survival

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In Ethiopia, pneumonia and diarrhoea account for 17 percent and eight percent of child deaths, respectively, despite these illnesses being preventable and treatable. This advocacy brief outlines Malaria Consortium's recommendations for strengthening control and case management of these illnesses, with a view to improving child survival. These priority actions have relevance not only for the Ethiopian Ministry of Health, but also for other ministries of health experiencing similar burdens of childhood illness.