The global burden of diarrhoeal disease in children.

@article{Parashar2003TheGB,
  title={The global burden of diarrhoeal disease in children.},
  author={Umesh Parashar and Joseph S. Bresee and Roger I. Glass},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2003},
  volume={81 4},
  pages={236}
}
One in 12 of the children born in 2001 have died or will die before their fifth birthday. This represents an annual total of 10.8 million childhood deaths, about 70% of which occur in infancy. Child mortality has declined from an estimated 15 million deaths in 1980, but eminently preventable and treatable conditions, such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, measles, and malnutrition, are still leading killers of children. Aggressive efforts to reduce child mortality must continue. Hard data on… CONTINUE READING
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