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DNA News, May 2015

An interview with researchers reveals the value of subsidies in motivating communities in Bangladesh to build and use latrines, and offers insight on the implication of these research findings to help overcome open defecation in India.

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NPR, May 2015

Chienge, Zambia, has become the first district in southern Africa to end open defecation, with every family having their own toilet.

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RotaFlash, May 2015

New country-led research published in a new supplement of the journal Vaccine demonstrates the cost-effectiveness and public health impact of rotavirus vaccines.

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World Economic Forum, May 2015

"For fast-growing countries like India and Bangladesh, tackling rotavirus -- which cheats children and the nation of productivity, well-being and development -- should be a priority."

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The Huffington Post, April 2015

As part of the blog series "WASH and the MDGs: The Ripple Effect," the DefeatDD team weighs in on why WASH is foundational to child health.

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The Huffington Post, April 2015

Comedian Ron James is lending his voice to the movement to achieve universal access to water, sanitation, and hygiene by 2030 because "toilets and poop are funny, while open defecation and diarrheal diseases are not."

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The Guardian, March 2015 

Drawing on data from 54 countries, nearly 40% of health clinics lack access to water, according to a new report by UNICEF and WHO.

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Business Standard, March 2015

On March 9, India launched the first indigenously developed vaccine against rotavirus, which was developed under an innovate-public private partnership model.

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International Business Times, February 2015

New data published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that health workers in India often wrongfully prescribe antibiotics for simple cases of diarrhea, instead of oral rehydration solution and zinc, contributing to an increasing level of antibiotic resistance.

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Thomson Reuters Foundation, February 2015

Despite impressive gains in other areas, India still lags behind in access to safe water and clean toilets. The national Swachh Bharat ("Clean India") campaign represents an unprecented opportunity to make progress, and WaterAid hopes to chart the way forward at the India WASH Summit.

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