Janie Hayes

Sep 10, 2018
In 2008 I started a job at PATH to promote a childhood vaccine against a nasty infection called “rotavirus.” I had never heard of rotavirus but immediately learned that it’s a major killer – responsible for more child deaths around the world than
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Nov 01, 2013
Madame Chantal Compaoré, First Lady of Burkina Faso, holds the baby given the first dose of rotavirus vaccine at the official launch ceremony of pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines, which took place in the rural community of Tanghin Dassouri.October
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Sep 17, 2013
  Quest-driven, yet reticent, Vidya Sagar Uprety, Senior Program Officer, (Clinical Trials) of a rotavirus Phase III efficacy study, was always the school topper. From the calm and peaceful environs of the hill state of Uttarakhand, to the hustle
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Jun 14, 2012
  As health leaders from around the globe gather for the Child Survival Call to Action, it is heartening to see India take a leadership role as co-convener of the Summit. Ghulam Nabi Azad, Minister of Health and Family Welfare for India, will help
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Apr 26, 2012
My experience generating evidence to support the introduction of rotavirus vaccines began in 2006 when I started working on a PATH team conducting Phase 3 clinical trials investigating the performance of rotavirus vaccines in Africa and Asia.  In
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Apr 24, 2012
You probably already know the shocking reality—more than 1,200 children under age five die from rotavirus each day—that's more that 450,000 each year! What you might not know is that many of these deaths can be prevented by using rotavirus vaccines
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Apr 23, 2012
“A mother and child wait for you to return home” and put your commitments into action was the challenge from Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson to delegates at the Ministerial meeting of "Sanitation and Water for All" (SWA) on Friday. She
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Feb 29, 2012
  Back in 2007, I read a job description that included a word in the title I had never heard of. The word was “rotavirus,” and the job was for a global health organization named PATH. In my homework leading up to my interview, I learned that
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Oct 12, 2011
  Last week I attended a briefing on Capitol Hill, part of a series focused on showcasing the Power of 1% of the US budget that goes to foreign assistance. The series was intended to garner support from Americans and our country's leaders for
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Apr 19, 2011
  It's been a year since defeatDD was born. Back then, I blogged about how diarrhea was often a joke at the party, but less often a serious contender for action in the world of global health. Over the past year, I've started to think maybe I was
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Jan 11, 2011
On a recent trip to Kenya, I made my first trip to Kibera, the largest slum in Africa.Kibera is one of the more visible African slums - featured in the last decade in the movie the Constant Gardener and a recent book by Bill Bryson, with visits from
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Oct 28, 2010
This morning, I woke up to a rare occasion: Two stories on the topic of toilets in my local newspaper. First up: UN Probes Base as Source of Haiti Cholera Outbreak As the toll widens, at least 300 people have died and 4,722 been hospitalized in
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Oct 15, 2010
A very few years ago while living in Malawi, I helped to design a community hygiene education program in a remote northern region called Nthalire. The idea was to dispatch Community Educators for several months to various schools to train teachers,
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