Did you know?
Diarrhoeal diseases kill an estimated 1.8 million people each year, the majority children under five (WHO 2005). Young children are especially vulnerable, bearing 68% of the total burden of diarrhoeal disease (Bartram 2003). Among children under 5 years in developing countries, diarrhoeal disease accounts for 17% of all deaths (WHO 2005a).
It can easily be treated with rehydration salts.
Better still we can stop it at the source with clean drinking water, proper hygiene and sanitation.