New data now cite diarrheal disease as the leading killer of children in Africa, claiming nearly 800,000 young lives annually.1 Limited access to clinical care in rural settings, malnutrition, poor sanitation, and resilient threats like rotavirus all contribute to this sober statistic.
But there is good news! Several organizations are dedicated to overcoming diarrhea in sub-Saharan Africa. Highlights of the project summaries linked on the left include engagement with children through song and, along with integration of clean water initiatives within maternal care, and much more.
· Photo album: Restoring ORT corners in Kenya
1 Black R, et al. Global, regional, and national causes of child mortality in 2008: a systematic analysis Lancet. 2010;375(9730):1969-1987.
Photo credit: PATH