About path's defeat diarrheal disease initiative (defeatdd)
Diarrheal disease is the second leading killer disease of children under five around the world. This crisis is especially critical where safe water, sanitation, and access to urgent medical care are limited. When it doesn't kill, repeated bouts of diarrheal illness can lead to irreversible physical and cognitive stunting, a burden that contributes to keeping families locked in a cycle of poverty and limiting children's ability to reach their full potential.
The good news, however, is that this crisis can be solved with simple prevention and treatment solutions. PATH's Defeat Diarrheal Disease Initiative is an advocacy movement to raise awareness of the burden of diarrheal disease and help increase access to the solutions. We need your help to make a stink about the problem, and our website gives you the tools to do just that. Join the movement by learning about the issue, following our blog, and sharing our resources. If you're not sure where to start, check out our top talking points in Diarrheal Disease: Fast Facts.