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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 toilet, contaminated food and water cause repeated cycles of diarrhea, and can result in long term physical and cognitive deficits.

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NPR, November 2014

PATH and partners are testing a new device that uses a smartphone to pasteurize breastmilk. This breakthrough could allow breast-milk banks to be set up in remote areas, where children who are not breastfed face a far greater chance of illness and death.

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Devex, November 2014

This article explains why, in the words of UNICEF's Hayalnesh Tarekegn, "integrated initiatives are the way forward in public health." It will not only save lives from pneumonia and diarrhea, but from chronic diseases as well.

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RotaFlash, November 2014

One year after Ethiopia’s national launch of rotavirus vaccines, the country has shown remarkable commitment to immunization through simultaneously introducing vaccines against rotavirus and Meningitis A while also containing a polio outbreak in the eastern Somali region.

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UN News Centre, November 2014

According to the UN Deputy Secretary-General, speaking at the World Water Summit, conflict, climate change, and urbanization all pose threats to already-scarce water resources worldwide. Water management, improved sanitation, technology, and global partnerships are critical to holding off these threats and building on gains in recent years. 

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RotaFlash, October 2014

New data show that rotavirus vaccines indirectly protect household members of vaccinated infants. Data from South Africa also show that rotavirus vaccination prevents nearly 60% of rotavirus hospitalziations among vaccinated children in South Africa.

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The Huffington Post, October 2014

It is an exciting time for groups who have spent years trying to break the taboo around poo, says WaterAid CEO Sarina Prabasi: "If we've seen anything over the course of the last months, it's that world leaders, celebrities, the media, businesses and everyday citizens are finally raising voices together, stepping up to give the sanitation crisis the critical attention it demands."

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goats and soda, September 2014

This blog puts the ebola epidemic in context by comparing fatality rates of the world's deadliest infectious diseases. Spoiler: Diarrhea makes the list.

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RotaFlash, September 2014

A record number of delegates met in New Delhi Sept 3-5 to celebrate science and progress of rrotavirus vaccine development in India and globally.

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RotaFlash, August 2014

Rotavirus 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.

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