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

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.  
Apr 04, 2018
These crowds are a testament to the Government of Zambia's commitment to social mobilization to raise awareness about the country's oral cholera
Mar 21, 2018
As part of Save the Children's integrated Stop Diarrhoea Initiative in New Delhi, India, mothers learn about important diarrhea prevention and
Mar 19, 2018
The ROTAVAC® story   The ROTAVAC® story began more than three decades ago in India, when researchers discovered an unusual strain of rotavirus that
Handwashing at a pump. Credit: USAID
Feb 28, 2018
Handwashing with soap is an amazing tool to defeat diarrheal diseases, reduce newborn and child mortality, and much more. Hygiene advocacy helps to
Feb 12, 2018
A child in Sudan receives ORS during a hospital stay for severe diarrhea. PATH/Doune Porter.   Global deaths from diarrhea are falling, rapidly.
Feb 07, 2018
Dr. Mark Manary, one of the world’s foremost experts in childhood malnutrition, screens children in Chikweo, Malawi. Photo: Carol Lin.   With 155

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Diarrhea is a time thief. Even after recovery, diarrhea's resulting malnutrition can have a last impact. Let's give children the healthy lives they deserve.    Read the study commentary and the…

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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