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Diarrhoea: Why children are still dying and what can be done. A 2009 UNICEF/ WHO Report, presented by: Camille Saadé , AED/ POUZN Director [email protected] Reconvening Bangkok: 2007 to 2010 – Progress Made and Lessons Learned in Scaling-Up FP-MNCH Best Practices in the AME Region

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diarrhoea why children are still dying and what can be done

Diarrhoea: Why children are still dying and what can be done

A 2009 UNICEF/ WHO Report, presented by:

Camille Saadé, AED/ POUZN Director

[email protected]

Reconvening Bangkok: 2007 to 2010 – Progress Made and Lessons Learned in Scaling-Up FP-MNCH Best Practices in the AME Region

7 – 11 March 2010

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Child deaths from diarrhoea in top five Asian countries

India 386,600

Afghanistan 82,100

Pakistan 53,300

Bangladesh 50,800

China 40,000

a 7 point plan for comprehensive diarrhoea control
A 7 -point plan for comprehensive diarrhoea control

Treatment package:

1 - ORT

2 - Zinc treatment

Prevention package:

3 - Rotavirus (4/09) and measles vaccination

4 - Exclusive BF and vit. A supplementation

5 - Handwashing with soap

6 - Safe drinking water at POU

7 - Community-wide sanitation

new delivery strategies to improve uptake
New delivery strategies to improve uptake

Possible solutions:

  • Products need to be made more attractive to users (i.e. zinc and ORS taste)
  • Products need to be packaged for more effective use (i.e. smaller ORS sachets)
  • Products need to be delivered in innovative ways that maximize access (hygiene and sanitation promotion in schools, marketing of soap, latrines, POU)
it is possible
It is possible!
  • Political momentum to address leading causes of death: pneumonia and diarrhea
  • 2008 = 30th anniversary of Alma-Ata declaration -> focus on primary health care
  • Essential to achieve MDG 4: reduce child mortality
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