Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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
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May 17, 2016
I am often asked why I chose sanitation as a focus area and what makes the India Sanitation Coalition (ISC) different. My work and interest in water efficiency and also empowerment of women led me to the need for sanitation. In global events I
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Aug 04, 2015
Counseling mothers on the benefits of breastfeeding will help transfer the knowledge to communities. Located in the heart of Bangladesh's capital city, icddr,b's Dhaka Hospital specializes in the treatment of one condition—diarrhea. Known locally
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Jan 20, 2015
The Hindu Business Line, January 2015 Jack Sim, sanitation champion and founder of the World Toilet Organization, discusses the business approach for how people do their business. Toilets must be a status symbol, he says, if India is going to solve
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Dec 11, 2014
The New York Times, December 2014 Drug-resistant "superbugs" are taking a deadly toll on an already troubling newborn survival rate in India. Bacteria spread through open defecation is a significant contributor to the problem. Read the full
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Nov 14, 2014
The New York Times, November 2014 In India, experts gathered for a conference entitled "Stop Stunting" to discuss the connection poor sanitation and malnutrition. The problem is exacerbated by open defecation in India; even if families have a
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Oct 06, 2014
 Monday, October 6th is World Habitat Day - an event created by the United Nations to draw international attention to the importance of the built environment in achieving development goals and to raise awareness of healthy shelters as a basic human
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Aug 19, 2014
RotaFlash, August 2014Rotavirus vaccines have been introduced in Niger and Eritrea, bringing the global total to 69 countries. Niger's dual launch of rotavirus and pneumonia vaccines will mean an even greater number of lives saved.Read the full
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