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BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 19 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2017

Poor sanitation: Diarrhoea is the second biggest killer of children worldwide, but critical interventions to prevent these deaths attract “a dismal amount of international aid,” according to Fatal Neglect, a report by the charity WaterAid. In 2004 diarrhoea killed 1.8 million children; in 2004-2006 only $1.5 bn (£1bn; €1.1bn) was spent globally on improved sanitation, which is vital in the fight to protect children from diarrhoea (

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