As per WHO, Diarrhoea is defined as the passage of three or more loose and liquid stools per day (or more frequent passage than normal for the individual). According to UNICEF recent report, diarrhoea disease account for nearly 1.3 million deaths a year among children under five years of age making them the second most cause of child deaths worldwide.
Stop diarrhoea initiative is a signature programme of Save the Children, in partnership with Reckitt Beckiser. The programme was envisaged to contribute to RB and Save the Children’s global ambition of removing diarrhoea as a top five leading cause of death amongst children by 2020. The programme is planned according to WHO/UNICEF 7-point plan.
This application tests the effectiveness and efficacy of the WHO/UNICEF 7-point plan. Collate evidence to demonstrate proof of concept and value for money, and advocate for the state and national government and its partners to replicate and scale up the approach nationally.