Prevent COVID-19's cascading impacts: lessons from DefeatDD

For more than a decade, you’ve worked alongside us to call for a focus on children at the highest risk of deadly infections like diarrheal disease -- as well as pneumonia and other health threats. Thanks to focused attention and commitment, we’ve seen amazing progress in child health and survival.

Now as we face the unprecedented COVID-19 global crisis, we’re asking for your continued advocacy on behalf of these children now battling its cascading effects: disrupted immunizations and supply chains, overwhelmed health systems, and worsening economies. These ripple effects threaten to unravel progress.

Basic tools like vaccines and hygiene remain inaccessible to low-resource settings where diarrhea is a killer. And these are the same tools that can carry families through COVID-19 and beyond.

Let’s turn COVID-19 into the catalyst for swift and successful actions against the systemic failures that trap communities in a cycle of poor health and poverty. Use these resources to raise your voice!

Poor health, poverty, and impossible choices

Poor health, poverty, and impossible choices

Access to soap, water, and sanitation

Access to soap, water, and sanitation

Vaccines and immunization systems: a backbone of primary health care

Vaccines and immunization systems: a backbone of primary health care

Targeting investments where needs are greatest

Targeting investments where needs are greatest

Partner activations

Partner activations