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Diarrhea kills more children than AIDS, malaria and measles combined

Technology has fixed this problem. Intelligence fixed the problem. But the fix has not, and it seems will not, spread throughout the majority of the world. There is no written guarantee that technology or solutions to problems will filter throughout the entirety of society or the world.

NEW YORK (October 14, 2009) — Despite the existence of inexpensive and efficient means of treatment, diarrhea kills more children than AIDS, malaria and measles combined, according to a report issued today by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO).

“In the developing world, 24,000 children under the age of five die every day from preventable causes like diarrhea contracted from unclean water,” said Caryl M. Stern, President and CEO, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. “It is truly a tragedy that these deaths take place since inexpensive and effective treatments for diarrhea already exist. It is our mission to reduce these unnecessary deaths to zero… we are calling on the American public to join our campaign to believe in zero.”

3 responses to “Diarrhea kills more children than AIDS, malaria and measles combined

  1. eric1one May 3, 2012 at 12:02 am

    To quote Steve Jobs:
    “Q:Could technology help by improving education?

    A: I used to think that technology could help education. I’ve probably spearheaded giving away more computer equipment to schools than anybody else on the planet. But I’ve had to come to the inevitable conclusion that the problem is not one that technology can hope to solve. What’s wrong with education cannot be fixed with technology. No amount of technology will make a dent.

    It’s a political problem. The problems are sociopolitical.”

    • TANDI June 28, 2013 at 10:53 am

      You may be right but with education people especially from poor countries like mine can only be empowered thorugh education and then be able to deal with these social political problems , same people do not understand causes of these problems and the fact that they have the POWER to deal with bad political regims, CAN only be done through education. Am working with a Diocession AIDS care Program We educate, care and empower them and women to knkow thei rights. EDUCATION is important. Give us those Computers

  2. Giovanni Dannato May 3, 2012 at 3:08 am

    But, Eric! Diarrhea isn’t as sexy as those other illnesses in PR campaigns targeted at SWPLs!

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