Although mortality rates for COVID-19 appear to be low in children and in women of reproductive age, these groups might be disproportionately affected by the disruption of routine health services, especially childbirth care and essential medicines, according to estimates published in The Lancet Global Health.
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Just the facts: these high-level talking points on diarrheal disease tell you what you need to know about the global crisis and the solutions. Each bullet includes a link to more information. View and share the message map or the plain text below.
Stunting, malnutrition, and household finances are a few of the underappreciated consequences of repeated diarrhea infections. Vaccines against ETEC and Shigella, leading bacterial causes of diarrheal disease, are currently in development and hold great potential. View the interactive feature.
Diarrhea: The good, the bad, and what you can do to help address this global crisis. Read the full message map.
This page lists some top-line statistics about diarrheal disease burden as well the status of intervention coverage. Read the full webpage.
Investing in integrated actions in the early years of a child’s life creates a positive cycle that builds human capital, strengthens economies, reduces future healthcare costs and contributes to national development.
Here, we debunk the common myths that allow diarrheal disease to continue wreak havoc in poor communities, under the radar.