Smiling woman surrounded by orange pink and blue paintbrush strokes
Oct 07, 2020
At DefeatDD, we advocate for simple tools to stop the cycle of diarrhea and malnutrition. Prioritizing access to these tools for women and girls does more than halt a bad cycle; it creates a positive cycle in their lives and, by extension, their
Jul 24, 2019
Photo: PATH/Tony Karumba.   As pediatricians, the currency of our trade is data, not miracles. But lifesaving oral rehydration solution (ORS) blurs these lines. Miraculous: there’s no other way to describe what it’s like to see a sunken-eyed
Boxing gloves labeled with ORS and zinc
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
Special Features
Jan 09, 2019
An amino acid–based oral rehydration solution is among the potential solutions to heal gut damage. Photo: PATH/Amy Gottlieb.   Adapted from an article that originally appeared on   The global diarrheal disease burden comes with
Dec 05, 2018
Basic tools and education should be at hand for caregivers everywhere. Flexible financing mechanisms can help countries prioritize where needs are greatest. Photo: PATH/Tony Karumba.   As I reflect back on 2018, I can’t help but think about the
Nov 12, 2018
Feb 05, 2014 Myth: diarrhea is rarely fatal
Nov 01, 2016
  Drawing on lessons from work in other countries, PATH is partnering with the Government of Kenya to develop a human milk banking network tailored to the needs of the country. The initiative integrates human milk banking with other elements of
Jul 19, 2016
Children join the procession during the launch of the MNCH Advocacy Alliance in Kakamega, Kenya.   After a while, the preventable deaths became too much to bear.   For many years I worked as a midwife at different hospitals, and most days on the
Feb 05, 2014
Myth: Diarrhea is no more serious than the common cold. Mythbuster: Dr. Alfred Ochola, technical advisor for child survival and development for PATH's Kenya Program.   As a doctor and as a father, I am saddened by this myth because it costs many
Nov 01, 2012
On August 27, 2012, the Kenyan Poisons and Pharmacy Board approved an appeal to reclassify zinc from a prescription medicine—only available at hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies with the prescription from a trained health professional—to an over-the