Published in Gastroenterology Week, March 19th, 2007
Rishi Mediratta's data – interviews, stool samples and medical records – revealed that a "large proportion" of the mothers in one Ethiopian community did not have even a rudimentary understanding of how best to either prevent diarrheal disease or manage it.
Diarrheal diseases are a leading cause of mortality in developing African nations.
"Many of them withheld food, fluids and breast milk from their children...
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