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Philippine plan to cut diarrhoea deaths

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 10 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:75
  1. Adam Easton
  1. Manila

    The department of health in the Philippines aims to reduce deaths that are related to diarrhoea by 50% and reduce episodes of diarrhoea by 20% by next year through a new control programme. Up to 12 500 Filipino children aged under 5 years currently die each year of dehydration caused by diarrhoea. It is also the leading cause of illness …

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