Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine

REVIEW ARTICLE: CHILD HEALTH MINI-SERIES
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24--28

Diarrheal diseases among children in India: Current scenario and future perspectives


Subitha Lakshminarayanan1, Ramakrishnan Jayalakshmy2 
1 Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, JIPMER, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Subitha Lakshminarayanan
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, JIPMER, Puducherry
India

Diarrhea is the third leading cause of childhood mortality in India, and is responsible for 13% of all deaths/year in children under 5 years of age. Information on diarrheal diseases, its determinants and preventive and control strategies need to be reviewed for better planning and organization of health services. This study reviewed literature on diarrheal disease control among under-five children in India from literature published in PubMed, Google search engine and other databases on the internet. Data were described in terms of disease burden in India, determinants, management and intervention strategies, preventive strategies, and role of public health and scope for future action. This review calls for a comprehensive diarrheal disease control strategy, through improved case management, addressing social determinants of health and research in the field of cost-effective interventions to reduce the burden of diarrhea among children in India. With < almost one year left to reach the 2015 Millennium Development Goal on reducing child mortality, progress on control of diarrheal diseases must be accelerated.


How to cite this article:
Lakshminarayanan S, Jayalakshmy R. Diarrheal diseases among children in India: Current scenario and future perspectives.J Nat Sc Biol Med 2015;6:24-28


How to cite this URL:
Lakshminarayanan S, Jayalakshmy R. Diarrheal diseases among children in India: Current scenario and future perspectives. J Nat Sc Biol Med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Mar 31 ];6:24-28
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