DEFEATDD CAMPAIGNS

Our campaigns elevate the issue of diarrheal disease and connect advocates working across different sectors in support of integrated solutions. Here are a few of our favorites.

Diagram showing toilet generating water, fertilizer, energy
Gif of toilet with cycling arrows and growing plants
Nov 01, 2021
  Climate change: a threat and an opportunity for safe sanitation Poor sanitation exacerbates waterborne illness such as diarrhea, cholera, and typhoid. As climate extremes become more common due to climate change, they will put stress on the
Father, mother, and infant girl in Sierra Leone
Mar 05, 2021
      Gender-Equitable Families and Health Systems are Better for Children Essential medicines, vaccines, hygiene, education, and adequate nutrition: these are the tools you might typically associate with child health. But health interventions
Meera teaches handwashing
May 04, 2020
Carrying Children Through COVID-19 and Beyond 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, pneumonia, and other health threats.     But
Nov 11, 2019
  The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has been a painful case study about the consequences of not investing in longstanding, essential public health basics. It shouldn’t be revolutionary to say that access to toilets is a basic health intervention. And
Feb 01, 2019
** UPDATE: In July 2019, the World Health Organization set the global norm to deploy a simple, powerful game-changer: the ORS + zinc co-pack. Help us spread the word! ** Now, we need to encourage more countries to follow suit with their own
Aug 01, 2018
  If you are new DefeatDD advocate or know someone who is, these resources are a great place to start.   There are three things we want everyone to know about #2: Diarrhea is a significant, often deadly, source of suffering for children around
Take the Plunge event poster
May 02, 2018
DefeatDD has created a lot of content over the years, from in-the-field videos and playful animations to reports and infographics. So in 2018, we asked ourselves: how can we use the resources we already have to engage new friends, colleagues, and
Group posing in front of a toilet stall photo backdrop
Dec 19, 2017
We tested our toilet stall backdrop (aka, our “Go Kit”) at a Diarrhea Innovations Group (DIG) meeting. The poo emoji stick was a fan favorite. Watch their Toilet Talks and take notes: you just might spot this loo during our event and conference
#poohaiku
Oct 01, 2016
  Poo Haiku has a special legacy as DefeatDD’s first social media campaign and is undoubtedly a fan favorite. Whimsical, informative, and an open forum for all sectors to raise their voice, it is the epitome of what our team considers a successful
#ohtheplaces
Oct 01, 2015
We believe the best social media campaigns are resourceful and creative with content, using it to stimulate discussion beyond the interwebs. After two successful Poo Haiku campaigns, we asked ourselves how DefeatDD could make this leap from digital