As a kid I remember being taunted by my brother
Diarrhoea, diarrhoea … When it comes from your bum like a bullet from a gun, diarrhoea.
living in the UK I had access to the NHS so was given antibiotics for the infection and electrolyte drink to replace the water, salts and minerals I was losing. Needless to say I recovered quickly.
A few years later,about 15 years ago, I volunteered to help the charity WaterAid and hand drilled a number of wells in Ethiopia. When I got to one village where I was going to drill a well a little boy told me his sister had just died from diarrhoea.
Diarrhoea, diarrhoea … When it’s just killed your sister and you’re really going to miss her, diarrhoea.
Does not have the same ring about it … does it?
This last line was used, a few years ago, in the UK as part of an advert for a charity. I’m not sure which one but it may have been Save The Children.
Over 100 people a second get diarrhoea and around 2.2 million people die each year.
Please, if you can give, give if not and you have twitter send a tweet. The problem may be too big to eradicate but we can make a real difference to peoples lives.