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Policymakers Need Better Understanding Of Diarrhea To Stop One Of Leading Causes Of Death Among Children, Experts Say

Devex: On diarrhea and importance of changing perceptions in global health
“Governments and decision-makers will have to change their perception — and understanding — of diarrhea if they want to address (and even end) one of the leading causes of death among children all over the world, according to Rotavirus Organization of Technical Allies chair Mathuram Santosham. … A major barrier to controlling the condition is the lack of understanding among policymakers about the causes of diarrhea…” (Santos, 10/12).

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