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2009 in review: key health issues

A teacher helps a child wash his hands at an outdoor water point outside the school

Preventing and treating diarrhoea in children

Diarrhoea kills an estimated 1.5 million children every year. The WHO/ UNICEF report, Diarrhoea: why children are still dying and what can be done lays out a seven-point plan to prevent and treat childhood diarrhoea. Dr Chan, WHO's Director-General, encourages governments and partners to put the plan into action.

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