Children Receive Less Effective Diarrhea Care In Private Sub-Saharan African Hospitals

“Children in sub-Saharan Africa who suffer from diarrhea are receiving lifesaving treatment at a lower rate when visiting private hospitals as compared to public ones. Closing that gap would save an estimated 20,000 lives each year,” development blogger Tom Murphy writes in a post on Humanosphere. Murphy examines the findings of a study published this week in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene that looked at the diarrhea treatment received by 19,000 children in 29 African countries, from 2003 to 2011 (4/16).