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HEEALS is fundraising to help the children of India get clean drinking water and to learn hygiene techniques necessary to stop the spread of disease. With thousands of children dying each year from diarrhea, clean water and clean habits are necessary to stifle the suffering of these children. diarrhea is a horrible way to die and it is preventable. With a contribution of just a few dollars, you will be a part of ending the suffering these kids endure daily.

Please Donate at www.heeals.org

There are many volunteers who help in the learning process and every year clean water is available will reinforce in these children and their families how they can help end the paine3a61-972099_10151526093219123_110815553_n295425_455434137871737_1100319850_nand death caused when hand washing is not available.

HEEALS has several programs for teaching these kids and when they grow up knowing the importance, they will teach their children. In the United States when rules were implemented in our hospitals requiring our doctors to wash their hands often, diseases that were common place nearly disappeared.

Diarrhea

It is a common cause of death in developing countries and the second most common cause of infant deaths worldwide. The loss of fluids through diarrhea can cause dehydration and electrolyte disturbances such as potassium deficiency or other salt imbalances. In 2009 diarrhea was estimated to have caused 1.1 million deaths in people aged 5 and over and 1.5 million deaths in children under the age of 5.

Infections

There are many causes of infectious diarrhea, which include virusesbacteria and parasites. Norovirus is the most common cause of viral diarrhea in adults, but rotavirus is the most common cause in children under five years old. Adenovirus types 40 and 41, and astroviruses cause a significant number of infections.

The bacterium Campylobacter is a common cause of bacterial diarrhea, but infections by SalmonellaeShigellae and some strains of Escherichia coli (E.coli) are frequent.

Epidemiology

World wide in 2004 about 2.5 billion cases of diarrhea occurred which results in 1.5 million deaths among children under the age of five. Greater than half of these were in Africa and South Asia. This is down from a death rate of 5 million per year two decades ago. Diarrhea remains the second leading cause of infant mortality (16%) after pneumonia (17%) in this age group.

Please give today. A few dollars will go a long way.    www.heeals.org

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