Deborah Kidd

Oct 26, 2016
There’s something about a prime number. After 11 incredible years at PATH with a stint of 7 for DefeatDD, I’m headed to my next adventure. So along that prime theme, it feels right to close out with 5 favorite photos. I will not say goodbye, but
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Sep 28, 2016
In our latest video, our intervention superheroes win a village battle against four of the six top diarrhea pathogens. Together.   It's a word you hear from us fairly often: Together, our voices raise the volume of a global conversation to defeat
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Jul 06, 2016
Last month, PATH bid a fond farewell to an irreplaceable colleague—one who just so happened to be the architect of the integrated approach that DefeatDD champions today. Evan Simpson is an optimistic advocate, a consummate collaborator—and an
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May 24, 2016
A proud new mother in India cradles her newborn. Photo credit: Richard Franco.   Baby Whitney arrived fourteen weeks early in 1980. Her mother Lisa Kidd traded visions of first snuggles in a newly minted home nursery to long days and nights at the
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May 09, 2016
A scientist has a mandate: objective, data-driven fact-finding; research with an open mind and a solid protocol. But a scientist is more, too. Behind the standards of practice and quality control checks are life experiences, a full range of emotions
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Oct 21, 2015
Outbreak and emergency situations often raise the specter of cholera and the very real danger it poses. But many communities throughout the world also face the silent, but no less deadly, burden of endemic cholera. Earlier this year, results from a
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Aug 12, 2015
Suited up and ready to run. Shortly after the Mile 2 marker, doubt started to creep in. Mile 2 might sound easy enough, but let's clarify one important detail straight off: I am not a runner. Given the choice, I will gladly walk, thank you very
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May 14, 2015
It's definitely not the most popular meal-time topic, but guests of PATH's annual Breakfast for Global Health graciously heard me out last week as I discussed diarrhea—the burden, gaps, interventions, and PATH's part in defeating it. Some nodded
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May 08, 2015
In 2014, PATH welcomed Dr. Cyril Engmann, a world renowned expert in newborn health and our new director of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN). That sounds like a lot of disciplines to take on, but Dr. Engmann is used to
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Apr 24, 2015
This post is part of the #ProtectingKids blog series. Read the whole series here. Dhaka was people. Everywhere I looked: people. Crowded streets, makeshift markets, farmers, businessmen, families, and animals. More than 15 million people live in
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Dec 15, 2014
The author's own newborn. “Umm… now what do we do?”   Someone in my family is brand new. As this blog posts, I'm freshly arrived in Atlanta to lend an extra set of hands to my sister, her husband, and their newborn daughter. As I prepared to
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Oct 15, 2014
“Shh” is a very important sound in my toddler's ever-expanding lexicon. The dominant - or, at the very least, the most fun - sound in many of her attempts at communication, “shh” can mean fish, shoe, brush. It can tell Mommy to please stop reading
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Aug 01, 2014
Step-step, pause… step-step… plop (down on her bum)! And just like that, my little one is walking.  Completely unaware of the monumental shift she's created in our lives, my daughter happily crawls toward the kitchen to play with Tupperware lids. I
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Jul 09, 2014
Two years after we first met ColaLife in Lusaka, Zambia, we welcomed them to Seattle. The city didn't disappoint: ColaLife founder Simon Berry lamented a forgotten raincoat upon his introduction to typical Northwest weather; and he even garnered his
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Jun 30, 2014
In two short weeks, my daughter will turn one year old. Looking back at her newborn photos, I wonder how this year went by so quickly. How could that wrinkly creature who could scarcely open her eyes or control her little limbs now be this
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Feb 26, 2014
  Studies on the cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines might sound like pretty dry pursuits. Though I find science fascinating, nothing makes my eyes glaze faster than talk of monetization and math. But when I learned about the paths that
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Jan 08, 2014
  Vaccination is a public health heavyweight—and essential in any successful strategy to knock out deadly childhood diseases. Today we present some of the prize-fighters in that effort: our very own Vaccine Development colleagues.   When the team
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Dec 16, 2013
  Hazel loved the taste of her rotavirus vaccine     As a founding member of the Poo Crew, I've always been pretty confident that I know my sh-t. For eight years now, I've been helping to craft messages about the threat of diarrheal disease, and
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Jul 24, 2013
  You are a new parent. Your infant daughter is nine weeks old today. She has just begun to coo, and she smiles in recognition when you greet her each morning.   Your little one is a healthy eater, hungry and eager. The antibodies in her mother's
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May 09, 2013
  One year ago this month, the plans were well underway - plenty of ideas, not too many specifics, and uncontainable excitement: The defeatDD team was heading to Zambia!   I had actually been once already, before joining PATH. Nine years prior,
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