Childhood Diarrhea Kills 1.5 Million Infants Each Year

Posted: January 16, 2010 in family law
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According to a report by UN and WHO, an estimated 1.5 million infants die each year from childhood diarrhea and/or dehydration associated with diarrhea. 39% of children who suffer from diarrhea do not receive the recommended medical treatment, said Ann Veneman, executive director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The result is that close to 18% of all deaths occurring in children under five years of age are from mostly preventable forms of diarrhea, typically caused by contaminated water and bacterial infections.

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Childhood Diarrhea Kills 1.5 Million Infants Each Year

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