THE SOLUTIONS

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

THE SOLUTIONS

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.

A GLOBAL MOVEMENT

If we can't talk about it, we can't defeat it. Help us bring many voices together to break the poo taboo.

The Blog

Sep 10, 2018
In 2008 I started a job at PATH to promote a childhood vaccine against a nasty infection called “rotavirus.” I had never heard of rotavirus but
The 13th International Rotavirus Symposium brought together 280 rotavirus experts in Minsk, Belarus from 29-31 August, 2018.
Sep 07, 2018
Vaccines against rotavirus, the leading cause of severe and fatal diarrhea in young children worldwide, are a stunning global public health success
Aug 22, 2018
Diarrhea. It is often the stuff of comedy, a dreaded first date woe, or an uncomfortable inconvenience after indulging in too much guac.   Beyond
Smiling Malawian family with an infant
Aug 14, 2018
Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrheal disease among infants and young children in all countries. Despite improvements in sanitation and
Jul 25, 2018
When a child has diarrhea, parents and other caregivers find themselves asking a lot of questions. Should I take care of my child
Jul 12, 2018
“Cryptosporidium is a leading cause of severe diarrheal disease in children under the age of five
Jun 20, 2018
From left to right: Laura Kallen, PATH; Roma Chilengi, CIDRZ; Hope Randall, PATH. See more photo booth images here.   Is advocacy my job?   That
Jun 06, 2018
The inaugural 2016 VASE Conference saw the debut of the vaccine superhero; a new DefeatDD photo booth will make an appearance next week
May 30, 2018
If you have blood type A, you may be more at risk of diarrhea from enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC). This finding was just published in a human
May 23, 2018
Do you know who enjoys a good conversation about poop?  Preschoolers. As they learn to use the toilet, flush, and wash their hands, talking about
May 14, 2018
Diarrheal disease is a disease of poverty. Though preventable, it continues to devastate families and communities around the world as a result of
May 08, 2018
  Six-year-old Mamisoa gathers water at one of the three new fountains in his village in Mangasoavina commune, Madagascar. Photo: WaterAid/ Ernest
May 04, 2018
    Our event partner, NJI Media, filled the technicolor toilet-shaped void in our hearts that we didn’t know we had.   Silliness and substance:
Apr 17, 2018
“An infant was brought in to me with signs of severe pneumonia. The baby was admitted and fortunately recovered. However, later we discovered that
Apr 12, 2018
Australian virologist Professor Ruth Bishop, left, discovered rotavirus in 1973. Photo source: Murdoch Children's Research Institute website.  

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Between 2005-2015, child deaths from diarrhea plummeted by 30%. But we now know that the long-term consequences of multiple diarrhea episodes are severe. It isn’t fair that children be saved, just to…

Diarrhea kills half a million children each year. Awareness is the first step to action.

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Where health care is hard to reach, vaccines are the best protection against severe diarrhea.

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If all parents had access to ORS, diarrhea deaths would drop by a staggering 93%.

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We can save more lives from diarrhea by combining all available tools.

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