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.

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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
Feb 01, 2018
The emergency The Rohingyas are a predominantly Muslim ethnic group who, for centuries, resided in the Buddhist-dominant Rakhine State of Myanmar.
Jan 24, 2018
Rotavirus vaccines are starting off the new year with a bang! Bharat Biotech just announced that ROTAVAC® has achieved prequalification by the World
Jan 09, 2018
Nearly two years ago, I announced PATH’s first international Vaccines Against Shigella and enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) Conference (more
Jan 03, 2018
You might be more used to seeing the shorthand abbreviation for ETEC, one of the leading bacterial causes of diarrhea. The 13-syllable mouthful is a
Dec 26, 2017
Our Toilet Talks campaign was not a blog per se, but it was a major 2017 moment. Check out our new case study summarizing the highlights.   Perhaps
Dec 20, 2017
You know what makes for a really memorable holiday?   Viral diarrhea.   This year, a few days before my family was due to arrive at my parents’
Dec 01, 2017
In 2015, civil war broke out in Yemen between the government and the rebel movement, triggering a humanitarian crisis that has resulted in more than
Nov 16, 2017
Our team has made so many good friends this year at Sesame Workshop India, both of the human and Muppet variety. We celebrated World Water Day with
Nov 10, 2017
If pneumonia and diarrhea—the two biggest infectious killers of children worldwide—were personified as serial killers, I imagine that they would look
Nov 01, 2017
In April 2009 (can’t believe it was eight years ago!), my first task as a newly minted member of PATH’s Poo Crew was to help finalize and launch our
Oct 31, 2017
Photo: Palwasha Anwari   Diarrheal disease has haunted Afghanistan for far too long. In 2015, a Demographic and Health Survey from Afghanistan
Oct 25, 2017
On DefeatDD’s trip to India earlier this year, I had the opportunity to meet with many dedicated colleagues working to reduce the toll of childhood
Oct 12, 2017
This post also appears on the Global Handwashing Day website.   I’m always impressed by the tireless dedication of community health volunteers, but

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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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