The IKEA Foundation believes that every child has the right to a healthy start in life, yet every year approximately 800,000 children die needlessly from diarrhea. It is the second leading cause of child deaths globally but can be easily prevented just by using a simple treatment of oral rehydration salts and zinc tablets. However, currently less than 1% of children are receiving the optimal treatment
The IKEA Foundation is supporting CHAI to ensure more children can access this treatment. We’re working together to save nearly 40,000 children’s lives by 2015, by ensuring that the majority of children suffering diarrhea in both Kenya and one of the poorest states in India are receiving the right treatment.
The IKEA Foundation is supporting CHAI with a 4-year commitment of €20 million to increase children’s access to life-saving medicines by developing more child-friendly formulations and educating mothers on the right treatment for their child’s diarrhea.