Philips’ and Save the Children’s collaborative endeavor yields promising results to fight Childhood Pneumonia in India

New Delhi: Philips India, Philips Foundation (the platform of societal activities of Royal Philips) and Save the Children, India  piloted low-cost innovative approaches for prevention, diagnosis and management of Childhood Pneumonia in support of the implementation of National Pneumonia Guidelines. The two year pilot outreached 112000 lives and saved 835 deaths* is a significant milestone aligning with government’s Integrated Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (IAPPD). The initiative holds a promise for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 2030) in accordance with the Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD 2025) targets of reducing Pneumonia deaths to less than 3 per 1000 births.

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