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The Huffington Post, April 2015

As part of the blog series "WASH and the MDGs: The Ripple Effect," the DefeatDD team weighs in on why WASH is foundational to child health.

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The Huffington Post, April 2015

Comedian Ron James is lending his voice to the movement to achieve universal access to water, sanitation, and hygiene by 2030 because "toilets and poop are funny, while open defecation and diarrheal diseases are not."

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The Guardian, March 2015 

Drawing on data from 54 countries, nearly 40% of health clinics lack access to water, according to a new report by UNICEF and WHO.

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Business Standard, March 2015

On March 9, India launched the first indigenously developed vaccine against rotavirus, which was developed under an innovate-public private partnership model.

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International Business Times, February 2015

New data published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that health workers in India often wrongfully prescribe antibiotics for simple cases of diarrhea, instead of oral rehydration solution and zinc, contributing to an increasing level of antibiotic resistance.

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Thomson Reuters Foundation, February 2015

Despite impressive gains in other areas, India still lags behind in access to safe water and clean toilets. The national Swachh Bharat ("Clean India") campaign represents an unprecented opportunity to make progress, and WaterAid hopes to chart the way forward at the India WASH Summit.

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Zee News, February 2015

India has among the highest child mortality rates from pneumonia and diarrhea in the world. The Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea by UNICEF and WHO provides a roadmap that can be tailored to regional approaches.

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RotaFlash, February 2015

New data from Malawi, one of the first Gavi-eligible countries in Africa to introduce rotavirus vaccines, show significant reductions in rotavirus-related hospitalizations. Additionally, Tajikistan and Argentina have added rotavirus vaccines to their national immunization programs, bringing the worldwide country total to 75.

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The Hindu Business Line, January 2015 

Jack Sim, sanitation champion and founder of the World Toilet Organization, discusses the business approach for how people do their business. Toilets must be a status symbol, he says, if India is going to solve its sanitation crisis.

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Wired, January 2015

From sewer sludge to clean water to Bill Gates himself, all within five minutes, the innovative Omniprocessor could revolutionize sanitation in low income countries.

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