As Donors Focus on AIDS, Child Illnesses Languish

“JOHANNESBURG — Diarrhea kills 1.5 million young children a year in developing countries — more than AIDSmalaria and measles combined — but only 4 in 10 of those who need the oral rehydration solution that can prevent death for pennies get it.

“All the attention has gone to more glamorous diseases, but this basic thing has been left behind,” said Mickey Chopra, chief of health at Unicef, which is trying to put diarrhea back on the global health agenda. “It’s a forgotten disease.”

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By CELIA W. DUGGER Published: October 29, 2009

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