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Diarrhoea dialogues: From policies to progress

A call for urgent action to prevent the biggest killer of children in sub-Saharan Africa

2012

A boy fills a jerrycan from a muddy pond in Loka Abaya District, Ethiopia.  The pond is used to water livestock, but for some members of the community unable to walk the long distances to the nearest safe water source this pond is also used for drinking water. Photo: Will Boase Photography

A boy fills a jerrycan from a muddy pond in Loka Abaya District, Ethiopia. The pond is used to water livestock, but for some members of the community unable to walk the long distances to the nearest safe water source this pond is also used for drinking water. Photo: Will Boase Photography

A collaboration between Tearfund and Path identifies some of the reasons why diarrhoea is still a major cause of child deaths globally, and provides helpful guidance on policy and the implementation of cost-effective, life-saving strategies.

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