Diarrhoea kills 2,195 children every day—

more than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined.


Diarrhoeal diseases account for 1 in 9 child deaths worldwide, making diarrhoea the second leading cause of death among children under the age of 5. For children with HIV, diarrhoea is even more deadly; the death rate for these children is 11 times higher than the rate for children without HIV 2. Despite these sobering statistics, strides made over the last 20 years have shown that, in addition to rotavirus vaccination and breastfeeding, diarrhoea prevention focused on safe water and improved hygiene and sanitation is not only possible, but cost effective: every $1 invested yields an average return of $25.50. I have a webpage on digging water wells. I also have a webpage on how to increase breast milk production exponentially.

ORS (oral rehydration salts) are used in the developing water in treating diarrhoea, which is a mix of sugar, salt, and clean water, at the correct quantities. For this problem, I have found that a good treatment for diarrhoea is to ingest starch, the free source is to drink the cooled water that your vegetables were boiled in. Smash instant potato also fights diarrhoea, presumably due to the process they use to make it increases the starch levels of the food.