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Haiti: Diarrhea Threatens Infants and "We Are in Reaction Mode Instead of Planning Mode"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Hand washing is non-existent and raw sewage is flowing throughout the camps. Walk anywhere with peril. Human feces are everywhere, even in the ruins of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Port-au-Prince.

Sick of pneumonia and diarrhea

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

Child survival is up, but according to a new publication in The Lancet this week, the leading killers of children remain the same. You guessed it: p...

In an African Slum, Clean Drinking Water Gets Low Priority

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

In Kibera, Kenya, the government clinic gets a shipment of water purification tablets every three or four months. In a week or two the tablets are gone.

Long Before Earthquake Destruction in Haiti, A Drinking Water Crisis

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

As the rebuilding of Haiti gets underway, billions of dollars are going to be spent. Some of those dollars, perhaps a billion or more, should be dedicated to cleaning up the country's drinking water.

Why a Gates Foundation Gift Was Not Enough for Haiti's Children

Lisa Conte | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lisa Conte

As I watch the destruction in Haiti, I thought of all those who have hindered the investigation into crofelemer's promise--and thereby prevented distribution of this life-saving medicine.

Helping in Haiti for the Days to Come

Mandy Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mandy Moore

With devastated resources, an overwhelmed health care system, and thousands of people displaced in Haiti, diarrheal and other waterborne diseases will be a major concern in the coming days, weeks and months.

Climbing Kilimanjaro: Please do Something about Deadly Drinking Water

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Greg Allgood will do almost anything to draw attention to the huge number of poor people - more than 1 billion - whose only drinking water is loaded with bacteria and viruses.

Enteric Disease impact on Global Health, Human Rights, and Environmental Degradation

Lisa Conte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lisa Conte

One of the collateral benefits of working in the global health arena is being reminded that disease doesn't exist in isolation.

E. Coli, Salmonella and Other Deadly Bacteria and Pathogens in Food: Factory Farms Are the Reason

Kathy Freston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kathy Freston

It seems that things have gotten out of hand in our food production, especially in the livestock sector. In Part 2 of this interview, we discuss E. coli, Salmonella and other worrisome pathogens.

Calling on Kids of Investment Bankers, for Kids Who Aren't

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

If you're at a school where your parents and your parents' friends might be investment bankers, ask them this week if they have ever considered investing in the life of a child in the developing world.

Slim Fast Recall: Cans Recalled Nationwide Due To Bacteria

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever PLC's U.S. subsidiary says it has recalled all canned Slim Fast drinks because of the possibility of bacterial...

Safe Drinking Water: A New Cause that Needs Continued Support

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Sauer

Providing safe drinking water to those who need it is a hot cause right now. But will this"buzz" result in substantially more people getting access to water and sanitation?

The Latest in Gifts that Last a Lifetime

Dr. Bill Frist | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Bill Frist

In a season when gathering with family is a joyful tradition, reflect on the nearly 9 million families that lost a child under 5 this past year to preventable and treatable diseases.

25 Random Things About Yoga

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

1. You don't have to be thin to be flexible. 2. To get into certain poses, however, it does help to be thin to make up for a lack of flexibility. ... 14. Yoga teachers are not "yoga therapists" unless trained as such.

Will Raj Shah Make USAID More "Child Friendly"?

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Orin Levine

As USAID's new head, If Dr. Shah should embrace child survival by directing his budget and programs to combating diarrhea and pneumonia, the two leading killers of children worldwide.

Gates Says Too Many Kids' Deaths Are Preventable

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katherine Gustafson

2.2 million kids under the age of 5 die every year from diarrheal diseases. The vast majority of these deaths could be prevented with basic hygiene, water quality improvements and sanitation.

Why Common Foods May Hurt Your Health

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

There's a disease that American doctors are absolutely terrible at diagnosing. It's estimated that three million Americans have celiac disease, and only a small percentage of them know it.

Comprehensive Global Health Strategy

Richard Chin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Chin

At OneWorld Health, we are working to discover and develop novel treatments for diarrheal disease that are safe, effective and affordable to even the poorest of the poor

Matt Damon, ONE and a Tractable Global Problem

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Sauer

Universal access to water and sanitation is still a pipe dream for many poorer countries, especially nations in Africa.

Madonna, Africa and Child Mortality

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The deaths of African children are all about food, water and cooking stoves. There is usually no public health system in place to address this tragic litany of otherwise very approachable issues.

Water for the World Act of 2009: Stopping the Second Biggest Killer of Children

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Sauer

Even those of us in the international development field have pretty much neglected the fact that diarrhea is still fatal in many parts of the world. It kills 1.6 million children each year.

The Possiblity of a Pandemic and the Certainty of Diseases That Kill

Richard Chin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Chin

Diarrheal diseases, which kill approximately 2 million children under the age of five in every year continue to receive less attention than diseases like the swine flu virus.

A Forgotten Glass Ceiling: A Safe Drink of Water

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Sauer

If people joined together to support water and sanitation projects they could immediately help woman shatter the most basic of glass ceilings -- access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

Aw, Nuts: The FDA Pistachio Scare Nightmare

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

It seems that the FDA done did it again! Or didn't do it... what they're supposed be doing, that is, mainly regulate and prevent widespread contamination of our food supply from harmful microbes and bacteria.

Making Ripples This World Water Day

Karl Hofmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karl Hofmann

These days we take safe drinking water for granted. But unsafe water continues to kill -- and the numbers who die have grown to intolerable heights.