Every year diarrhoea kills around 760,000 children under five. It is the leading cause of malnutrition in children and the second leading cause of death. And yet it is totally preventable.
Now research shows that the problem is likely to become significantly worse in developing countries over the coming decades, as population growth and urbanization increase pressure on sanitation systems, helping the pathogens responsible for diarrhoea to flourish.
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- Lucie C. Vermeulen et al 2015 Modelling the impact of sanitation, population growth and urbanization on human emissions of Cryptosporidium to surface waters—a case study for Bangladesh and India Environmental Research Letters, Volume 10, Number 9