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.