Simple and proven tools can prevent and treat diarrhea, and integrating them achieves the greatest impact. 


We can save more than half a million children’s lives from diarrheal disease each year – and protect them against the long-term harm of repeated infections – with simple, inexpensive solutions that are available today. Vaccines, ORS and zinc, WASH, breastfeeding, and innovative research work best when they work together. We need greater investments in these solutions and in integrated policies to ensure holistic protection against diarrheal disease.


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Janie Hayes on a bike on a long stretch of road
May 28, 2020
An additional 43,000 children around the world per month could die due to undernutrition during COVID-19 restrictions.
Indonesia and Peru diarrhea burden graphic
May 14, 2020
New IHME estimate show that countries such as Indonesia and Peru, pictured above, still experience substantial geographic disparities in diarrhea
May 05, 2020
There is one factor that all these illnesses have in common.
Apr 23, 2020
In 2006, rotavirus vaccine became the first-ever vaccine introduced in a low-income country and a wealthy country in the same year.
Apr 21, 2020
Maybe you’ve found yourself wondering: What exactly does WHO do?
Apr 16, 2020
The idea of advocacy for child health was new, and not necessarily welcomed.
Apr 13, 2020
In our response to COVID-19, we can't lose sight of the other deadly infections.
Mar 26, 2020
It occurred to me that it might have something to do with dignity.
Mar 20, 2020
We can’t address diarrhea, climate change, or COVID-19 without water.
Feb 25, 2020
New approaches based on science and scalability.
Feb 20, 2020
The future for children is not tomorrow. It is now.
Feb 11, 2020
This June, leaders from around the world will gather at Gavi’s 3rd donor pledging conference. One of the big questions they will be asked: Will you


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