Cholera causes profuse diarrhoea and vomiting which can lead to death by intense dehydration, sometimes within a matter of hours.
The disease often breaks out when there is overcrowding and inadequate access to clean water, rubbish collection and proper toilets.
Cholera can be treated simply and successfully by immediately replacing the fluids and salts lost through vomiting and diarrhoea using oral rehydration solutions.
A donation of $15 can provide 100 oral rehydration salts to patients suffering from diarrhoea.
All donations are directed to where the medical need is greatest.