To the Editor: In their Commentary, Ms Denny and Dr Emanuel1 are correct in saying that diarrhea and other illnesses exact a terrible toll on infants and children in resource-limited settings. However, their proposal to shift funds from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to maternal and child health programs could result in unintended adverse consequences for the women and children they seek to protect.
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