Name of Office: FHO, NCDPC
Ten million children die each year and majority of these deaths are caused by 5 preventable and treatable conditions namely: pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, measles and malnutrition. Three (3) out of four (4) episodes of childhood illness are caused by these five conditions
Most children have more than one illness at one time. This overlap means that a single diagnosis may not be possible or appropriate.