Water & Sanitation

[News & Event] India has largest number of people that defecate in open, says United Nations

The Times of India, October 2009

The new report launched by UNICEF and WHO, Diarrhoea: Why children are still dying and what can be done, presents some sobering statistics on the diarrheal disease burden, especially for India. Thankfully, it also outlines simple treatment and prevention plans, showing that diarrheal disease control can be within reach for all countries.

[News & Event] UNICEF and WHO Launch Strategy to Prevent and Treat Diarrhea -- the Second Biggest Killer of Children

Collection Development Blog, October 2009

This article outlines the findings of the new UNICEF/WHO report, Diarrhoea: Why Children Are Still Dying and What Can Be Done, including the seven-point prevention and treatment strategy. Several effective, low cost interventions show that no child should die from diarrhea and that now is the time to implement this strategy.

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[News & Event] Diarrhoea: Why Children Are Still Dying and What Can Be Done

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.

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[News & Event] In India, new seat of power for women

Washington Post, October 2009

Proper sanitation habits had been a hard sell in India until the "No Toilet, No Bride" campaign. The success of this marketing strategy is evidence of changing attitudes, both for personal hygiene and for women's empowerment.

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[News & Event] We have changed the history of my country

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.

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[News & Event] Guest Blog: Evan Simpson, MPH, Enhanced Diarrhoeal Disease Control Initiative, PATH

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.

[News & Event] Soap That Saves

Hotel Interactive, September 2009

Clean the World is partnering with hotels to recycle used soap for distribution among those in need, offering a creative, environmentally friendly way to fight diarrheal disease.

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[News & Event] Child Mortality Rate Declines Globally

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.

[News & Event] Water, Hygiene Related Illnesses

The News, July 2009

The Ministry of Environment in Pakistan, in collaboration with UNICEF and USAID, hosted a workshop entitled "National Behavioural Change Communication Strategy for Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Sector." The workshop underscores the importance of simple behavior changes as a crucial element in alleviating the disease burden.

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[News & Event] Watching Children's Health When Diarrhea, Dehydration Occur

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.

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