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

Aug 01, 2019
An enabling environment on many levels is critical to the success of a woman’s breastfeeding journey.
A baby in Rwanda receives rotavirus vaccine at the launch in 2012. Photo: Merck
Jul 31, 2019
Africa has been leading the world on vaccination against rotavirus, a leading cause of severe diarrhea in young children.
Jul 24, 2019
The currency of our trade is data, not miracles. Lifesaving oral rehydration solution (ORS) blurs these lines.
Jul 19, 2019
WHO's new guidance to countries will boost ORS + zinc uptake
Jul 09, 2019
You won’t find it in the sports pages, but the World Health Organization (WHO) just made a game-changing decision in the field of diarrheal disease
Jun 27, 2019
WASH should include sustainable gender-based interventions.
Woman stands at a river carrying a water jug
Jun 19, 2019
Of all the dangers refugees face, preventable diseases like typhoid and diarrhea shouldn't be one.
Jun 12, 2019
Statistical models help us see the “forest through the trees” and detect important patterns.
May 30, 2019
Estimates can be a powerful way to find the stories behind the numbers.
May 22, 2019
Ensuring safe water, sanitation, and hygiene in health care facilities is key to preventing infections and the spread of drug resistance.
May 16, 2019
Virus-like particles of rotavirus could help advance a new generation of broadly protective rotavirus vaccines.
May 08, 2019
Diverse, and sometimes unusual, data sources are a strength of IHME's Global Burden of Disease.
May 03, 2019
In Zambia, a nurse washes her hands before showing a mother how to prepare oral rehydration solution. Photo: PATH/Gareth Bentley.  
May 01, 2019
Save the Children India's Stop Diarrhoea Initiative reduced diarrhoea incidence by more than half.
Mother holds her infant daughter after receiving routine vaccines.
Apr 23, 2019
Mothers go above and beyond to care for their children. When a child falls ill with diarrhea, mothers are usually the first line of treatment—

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** UPDATE: In July 2019, the World Health Organization set the global norm to deploy a simple, powerful game-changer: the ORS + zinc co-pack. Help us spread the word! ** Now, we need to encourage…

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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