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

Health worker with mask holds a vaccine syringe
Nov 23, 2022
Vaccines, nutrition, and WASH reduce antibiotic overuse.
Poo Guru cast of characters
Nov 16, 2022
Meet Poo Guru! She is flush with facts about toilets, sanitation, and their vital role in global health. This World Toilet Day, as we celebrate all
Nov 10, 2022
The Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea outlines an integrated approach to simultaneously tackle these
Map of zero dose children target and how trends fall short
Nov 03, 2022
An example of the kind of charts available through the Immunization Agenda 2030 scorecard, this image conveys how global trends fall short of zero-
A handwashing station outside of an open window at a local Kenya clinic
Oct 14, 2022
Poor WASH is responsible for more than half of global diarrheal disease cases. As with COVID-19, the poorest communities are the hardest hit.
Baby in Nigeria gets oral rotavirus vaccine
Aug 22, 2022
Rotavirus vaccine has the potential to save nearly 100,000 children’s lives in Nigeria.
Jar with dark powder
Aug 16, 2022
Insects are rich in protein, fiber, and prebiotics, and require fewer environmental resources.
Pitcher, plastic cups, oral rehydration solution and a record keeping book
Aug 04, 2022
ORT corners are a low-resource method for healing children and educating caregivers about diarrhea.
Nurse holds up a container in each hand which is co-packaged oral rehydration solution and zinc
Jul 20, 2022
It costs pennies, and pediatricians call the results miraculous.
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.

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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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