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Community Health Workers Are a Key Part of a Strong Health System

Marion Roche | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Marion Roche

Sylvia, a community health worker in Guatemala, helps mothers in her community to treat diarrhoea with zinc and ORS.In poorer countries and communitie...

Now There Will Be a Market Even for Secondhand Food: New Help Is Found for Diarrhea -- Fecal Transplants

Eric Zuesse | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric Zuesse

An article in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases reports that transplanting feces from healthy persons into diarrheic individuals can help their...

This 65-Year-Old Man Has Built More Than 200 Toilets For Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact

Kathirvel is a 65-year-old man from India who is determined to make a difference in his golden years. Instead of spending retirement with his feet ...

The War Against Health Inequity

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Kamara

I have seen, first-hand the potential that is unleashed in an individual with a renewed sense of health and hope.

In the Time of Cholera

Adam C. Levine | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Adam C. Levine

Like a host of other diseases that only strike poor people living in poor countries, cholera is not something that people born and raised in wealthy countries spend much time thinking about.

Chelsea Clinton Tells SXSW That She's 'Obsessed With Diarrhea'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact

Whoa -- did we just learn way too much about a former first daughter? On Tuesday, Chelsea Clinton sat down to chat at the South by Southwest festi...

Reducing Diarrheal Disease With Rotavirus Vaccine

Marion Roche | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Marion Roche

Diarrhea may not be glamorous, but the rotavirus vaccine is a shining star in the public health world.

All I Want for Christmas Is to Save More Children's Lives

Marion Roche | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Marion Roche

Diarrhea remains the second leading cause of death in children under five years old -- approximately 760,000 deaths every year. Each episode deprives a child of the necessary nutrition to live and thrive -- play, go to school and grow.

What a Difference a Decade Makes

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

As World Pneumonia Day 2013 is celebrated around the world today, I'm struck by the difference a decade has made in the control and prevention of pneu...

Taking the Time for Public Opinion Research

Marion Roche | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Marion Roche

We all came away with a better understanding of all the behind-the-scenes work of a successful marketing campaign. Even the designer of the life-saving box agreed there will be more demand for a life-saving bag.

When Engineering Met Public Health

Victoria Fan | Posted 10.20.2013 | TED Weekends
Victoria Fan

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgTo most, the word 'engineering' brings thoughts of 'high tech': robotics, satellites, iPhones, and computers. For the medically inclined, one might think of biomedical technology like new drugs and medical implants.

Man Goes To Prison For Catastrophic Diarrhea

newser | Posted 07.29.2013 | Crime

If you have delicate sensibilities, stop reading now. ...

Stock-Out: The Delicate Balance of Supply and Demand

Marion Roche | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Marion Roche

In Canada, we may go into our local grocery store and find that our favourite crackers are temporarily out of stock but rarely do we experience an empty medicine supply. It is almost unimaginable. Not so in developing countries, like Guatemala.

Working in the World's Cholera Hospital

Adam C. Levine | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Adam C. Levine

Diarrhea is still one of the most serious causes of death and disability worldwide. Despite significant improvements in prevention and treatment efforts over the past few decades, it remains the second biggest killer of children in the world.

Getting on the Same Page to End Child Deaths

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Nearly 30% of child deaths around the world could be prevented using tools we already have. That we fail to prevent these deaths is one of the single largest failures of humanity.

Caring for Ill Children: It's a Universal Worry

Marion Roche | Posted 03.17.2013 | Impact
Marion Roche

Zinc helps children recover from diarrhea more quickly and the ORS helps replenish lost fluids. This can mean less time away from work for parents during a crucial income-earning time and less time missed at school for children.

12 Mandatory Medicines For Adventurers

Food Republic | Posted 03.13.2013 | Travel
Food Republic

Take one before you take on that ghost chili curry.

&#%^ happens!

Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS

What do you do when you have a major health problem you want highlighted that involves the death of more than a million children? Use humor?

Sparking the Next Revolution in Child Survival: Uniting to End Child Deaths from Diarrhea

Doug Horswill | Posted 08.18.2012 | Impact
Doug Horswill

A few weeks ago we travelled together to Senegal in West Africa to visit rural health posts and to meet with community leaders, health workers and mothers who will be on the front lines of what many are calling the next revolution in child survival.

Routine Vaccination Solutions for Nigeria Will Save Lives and Money

Tom Murphy | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Nigeria is home to one out of every eight child deaths worldwide, and the Decade of Vaccines Economics projects 90 percent vaccine coverage can save 600,000 lives and $17 billion in Nigeria over the next 10 years.

Good Things Come in Different-Sized Packages

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Decisions around vaccine container size and type -- whether single-dose vial, multi-dose container or pre-filled syringe -- have important implications for a variety of stakeholders.

Global Motherhood: Perils And Promise In Ghana

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.26.2012 | Home
Dr. Orin Levine

In the United States, we can practically start planning our kids' birthdays from the day they come home from the hospital; deaths in childhood are quite rare. In Ghana, though, you can't take a child's fifth birthday for granted.

First Steps Toward the Last Mile in Nigeria

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Likewise, as one of only three remaining countries in the world with endemic polio transmission, they have recently ramped up efforts to eradicate polio from the country, and thereby, help rid it from the entire world.

Progress That Demands Performance

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

For someone who has worked diligently for over a decade to accelerate access to new life-saving pneumonia vaccines, announcements like this week's make it all seem worth it.

Vaccine Group Donates $1 Billion To Provide Shots For Needy Children

AP | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact

LONDON -- A global health group says it will donate just over $1 billion to immunize children in 37 countries from life-threatening diseases. The Glo...