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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The Blog

Men in hazmat suits collecting water from a stream
Jun 18, 2022
Dr. Mahmud and team conduct water surveillance in Cox's Bazar.   This post originally appeared on the Take On Typhoid website  
A mother spoon-feeds her child oral rehydration solution in the oral rehydration therapy corner of Malava County Hospital in Kakamega, Kenya.
Jun 08, 2022
The biochemical research breakthroughs that led to ORS development.
Group photo of staff members in a conference room in Ghana
May 25, 2022
The PATH Ghana team hosted a meeting in Accra on May 24, 2022 to share the results of the ROTAVAC switch costing study with interested stakeholders
Graphic illustrations of the six leading diarrhea pathogens in children
May 10, 2022
Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) and Shigella are leading bacterial causes of diarrhea. Experts have long suspected that they are responsible for a
Stakeholders hold copies of the primary healthcare policy
Apr 27, 2022
Kenya’s PHC Strategic Framework 2019-2024 further solidifies the country’s commitment to PHC following the 2018 signing of the Declaration of Astana.
Nurse looks at a screen of a health assessment tool
Mar 29, 2022
A model of school-based community health is keeping Zambian children healthy so that they can effectively learn.
People swim in a light brown lake
Mar 21, 2022
The old paradigms are failing. Senegal is home to many pioneering WASH efforts.
International Women's Day logo
Mar 04, 2022
Climate change poses unique threats to their safety, financial well-being, and educational opportunities.
Health worker in Nepal draws vaccine into a syringe. PATH/Rocky Prajapati
Feb 22, 2022
Recent research on the leading vaccine candidates against ETEC and Shigella diarrhea reveals exciting progress.
Cultured protein manufacturing process
Feb 17, 2022
A shift to cultured protein would have dramatic benefits for both human and planetary health.
Women sitting outside Chiradzulu Health Center, Malawi
Feb 07, 2022
Earlier vaccination may be key to improving rotavirus vaccine efficacy in low-income country settings.
An ORS/zinc co-pack in Zambia. Credit: ColaLife
Feb 02, 2022
A new advocacy alliance aims to accelerate access to ORS and zinc through co-packaging, awareness-raising, and removing barriers to implementation.
Bifidobacterium image
Dec 16, 2021
Beneficial bacteria in an infant's gut - fed by breast milk - are key to helping fight infections such as diarrhea.
Waiting room at a health clinic in Kenya
Dec 09, 2021
Primary health care includes basic child health tools like immunization, oral rehydration solution, and health education for parents.
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Nov 19, 2021
DefeatDD joins the Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) Alliance's podcast to discuss sanitation with Pipe Dreams author Chelsea Wald.

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

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

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