Why Defeat DD?

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Each day, diarrhea kills more than 1,500 children under five. 90% of these child deaths happen in poor countries of Asia and Africa, where safe water, sanitation, and access to urgent medical care are limited.1 But this crisis can be solved: Diarrheal disease is preventable and treatable.

Diarrhea was once a top global health priority, but urgency has faded amid a crowded health landscape, limited funding, and low awareness of proven prevention and treatment solutions.

Defeating diarrheal disease must be a global priority once again. To save lives, we must raise awareness around diarrheal disease burden and the existence of proven prevention and treatment interventions. The loss of life due to diarrheal disease is something we can change, and we invite you to join the movement!