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Mar 27, 2024
The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for infants to support healthy growth and development. But why is this recommended? And when women face barriers breastfeeding, what alternatives exist to provide nutrients to newborns?
Mar 20, 2024
Deaths caused by diarrhea among children less than five years old are highest in poor communities in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, including here in Bangladesh.
Mar 06, 2024
In recent months, numerous news articles have detailed global cholera outbreaks. What do we know about cholera, and why are these outbreaks so prevalent?
Feb 21, 2024
Increasingly, conflict, displacement, and climate change impact access to life-saving vaccines. These factors can result in millions of children around the world not receiving immunizations, often described as “zero-dose children”.
Feb 14, 2024
Are we ready to face the heat of 2024? This continuing record-breaking average global temperature is being exacerbated. How will this influence the prevalence of diarrheal diseases?
Baby Vusi, here with his mother, Teresa, received the oral rotavirus vaccine during the 2012 rotavirus vaccine pilot in Lusaka Province, Zambia. In 2013, Zambia introduced the vaccine nationwide. Hear from Teresa about why she thinks all caregivers should ensure their children are vaccinated against rotavirus.
Feb 07, 2024
Rotavirus vaccines became available in 2006. How have they made an impact?
Jan 24, 2024
There are six pathogens that are responsible for the majority of childhood diarrhea: Shigella, rotavirus, adenovirus, enterotoxigenic E. coli, Cryptosporidium, and Campylobacter. But what exactly is rotavirus?
Jan 10, 2024
As we ready ourselves for the new year, let’s learn from past blogs by taking a look at the top five DefeatDD blogs–reader’s favorites–in 2023
Two young children await their doses of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) in Rwanda.
Dec 13, 2023
Pneumonia and diarrhea continue to be leading infectious causes of childhood mortality, what do we know about the impact of immunizations?
Nov 22, 2023
World Toilet Day might be over, but the UN Water logo of the dedicated hummingbird from the ancient story is still flapping its wings, reminding us of what we announced at the UN Water Conference in March 2023.