Thursday, October 18, 2007

Diarrhea, cha cha cha!

Our children must not have diarrhea!
G. Shubina, 1940

It is still just unbelievable to us that diarrhea is one of the leading causes of child deaths in the world.
Melinda Gates

The poster says: “Our children must not have diarrhea!” The text at the bottom gives direct instructions to prevent the illness: “Until 6 months age feed the baby with breast milk only. Then add supplemental feeding under medical supervision. Do not wean the baby in summer. In summer dress the baby in suitable light clothes. In summer while outdoors the baby should be in a shady place. Wash baby’s toys, plates and dishes and your own hands thoroughly. Protect the baby and its food from flies. Visit children clinics in time”.

The merry baby on this poster is holding a rattle in his hand. The blossoming branches indicate spring time. A good example of socialist realism it is, where the baby’s face expression quite resembles the one found on posters and paintings devoted to building of new Soviet factories or gathering an ample harvest.

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T-Bird said...

ohmygod. I almost fell out of my chair when i saw this one.

The chachacha is a reference to off colour 1990's cartoon

Alexander Zakharov said...


You've hit the bull's eye! I'me trying to make the whole thing a bit more merry, you know ;)