Diarrhoea : Why children are still dying and what can be done

Publish Date: October 2009
Author: WHO & UNICEF
Language: English

This report sets out a 7-point strategy for comprehensive diarrhoea control that includes a treatment package to reduce child deaths, and a prevention package to reduce the number of diarrhoea cases for years to come. The report looks at treatment options such as low-os molarity ORS and zinc tablets, as well as prevention measures such as the promotion of breastfeeding, vitamin A supplementation, immunization against rotavirus (a leading cause of diarrhoea) and proven methods of improving water, sanitation and hygiene practices.

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