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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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
Jan 28, 2020
The 15th ASCODD Conference brings attention to four urgent and overlapping issues: cholera, typhoid, drug resistance, and malnutrition.
Female community health volunteer in India demonstrates handwashing to a group of children.
Jan 16, 2020
Vaccines and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) are both necessary for universal health coverage - and they work better together.
Infographic depicting long-term consequences of diarrheal infections
Jan 09, 2020
Long-term effects of bacterial diarrhea infections like ETEC and Shigella increase the overall burden of disease, adding urgency to vaccine
Dec 20, 2019
An affordable vaccine will unlock funding for other health tools.
Dec 18, 2019
Did you know about this cheeky Catalan Christmas tradition?
Group of smiling children
Dec 11, 2019
The next Vaccines against Shigella and ETEC Conference will be held September 29 to October 1, 2020, in Washington, DC!
Children in Cameroon. PATH/Claire Suni
Dec 04, 2019
Over one million fewer children died from diarrhea in 2017 compared to 1990, but a new study reveals this decrease was not uniform for all children


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Childhood diarrhea deaths have decreased, but children are still getting sick and infections are a major problem. Children who survive an episode but are faced with repeated infections are more…

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


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


Access to ORS and zinc could prevent more than half of diarrhea deaths.


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