UNICEF, October 2009
This press release on the UNICEF website gives an overview of the recently launched report by WHO and UNICEF, Diarrhoeal Why Children Are Still Dying and What Can Be Done. It outlines the topics covered in the report, including promising treatments, an emphasis on prevention, rotavirus vaccine, and the need to expand access.
ONE, October 2009
Dr. Amador, Director of Health Systems and Technology in Nicaragua at PATH, blogs about the incredible strides his country has made in the fight against diarrheal disease, thanks to PATH's partnership to provide the rotavirus vaccine and other lifesaving interventions. A short video and slideshow are included.
Stories on Malawi, September 2009
PATH's Evan Simpson writes about the importance of an integrated approach in the fight against diarrheal disease. He highlights momentum already happening in Malawi specifically, having just spoken at the annual Commonwealth Association of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Conference on Diarrhoea and Malnutrition.
New York Times, September 2009
Simple solutions like exclusive breastfeeding and the commitment of community health workers have helped drive down child deaths in the developing world, according to new data from UNICEF. But to reach the Millennium Development Goal of cutting under-five deaths by two-thirds by 2015, attention must remain focused on diarrhea and pneumonia, the two most common but still neglected causes of child mortality.
The Jakarta Post, July 2009
The author of this article outlines the most frequent causes of diarrhea in developing countries, warning signs for parents of sick children, and the "dos and don'ts" of treatment options.
The Huffington Post, July 2009
"While memories of President Obama speech in Ghana promising a 'comprehensive, global health strategy' are fresh, we hope he, Ghanian President John Atta-Mills and other world leaders do not miss an opportunity to address the neglected disease that's one of the world's most pervasive killers of children worldwide -- childhood diarrheal disease," writes Richard Chin.
Bread for the World Institute, June 2009
Highlighting the personal stories of two mothers from Kenya, Janie Hayes from PATH and Altrena Mukuria from the Infant and Young Child Nutrition Project illustrate the “vicious cycle” of malnutrition and diarrheal disease. They outline proven, cost effective solutions as well as advocacy efforts that are currently underway to address these problems.
Center for Global Development, May 2009
Scott Kniaz, program coordinator on the Global Health Team at the Center for Global Development, discusses the comprehensive advocacy approach embodied in the recently launched Call to Action against diarrheal disease: “Understanding that the causes and effects of this disease are widespread, its civil society supporters must also be drawn from many corners.”
IPIU, May 2009
Shanely Knox highlights the preventable nature of diarrheal disease and makes a case for simple solutions that deserve more attention, using stories from the field and input from experts.
The Huffington Post, May 2009
Author Richard Chin advocates for action against diarrheal disease--the second leading cause of death in children--and urges readers to join the fight against this "senseless killer."