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Oct 10, 2018
Blog originally posted on Crowd 360.   If you’re reading this post, chances are you have grown up with the familiar injunction to wash our hands, especially before eating. But here’s something you may not know: clean hands are a recipe for health
Sep 27, 2018
India has long been a leader in developing safe, effective, and affordable vaccines for the global market, so it should really come as no surprise that, for the second time this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has prequalified a new
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
The 13th International Rotavirus Symposium brought together 280 rotavirus experts in Minsk, Belarus from 29-31 August, 2018.
Sep 07, 2018
Vaccines against rotavirus, the leading cause of severe and fatal diarrhea in young children worldwide, are a stunning global public health success story. Their development, evaluation, and introduction and scale-up in many low-income countries
Aug 22, 2018
Diarrhea. It is often the stuff of comedy, a dreaded first date woe, or an uncomfortable inconvenience after indulging in too much guac.   Beyond the silly and the squeamish, though, there’s a more important story to be told: diarrheal disease is
Smiling Malawian family with an infant
Aug 14, 2018
Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrheal disease among infants and young children in all countries. Despite improvements in sanitation and case management, rotavirus still caused 215,000 child deaths in 2013, with 121,000 of these in Africa.
Jul 25, 2018
When a child has diarrhea, parents and other caregivers find themselves asking a lot of questions. Should I take care of my child Jul 17, 2013
Jul 12, 2018
“Cryptosporidium is a leading cause of severe diarrheal disease in children under the age of five.”   Sep 16, 2016 DefeatDD
Jun 20, 2018
From left to right: Laura Kallen, PATH; Roma Chilengi, CIDRZ; Hope Randall, PATH. See more photo booth images here.   Is advocacy my job?   That question was asked by presenter Dr. Roma Chilengi from the Centre for Infectious Disease Research,
Jun 06, 2018
The inaugural 2016 VASE Conference saw the debut of the vaccine superhero; a new DefeatDD photo booth will make an appearance next week.    Jun 01