Reuters, February 2011

A new report shows that research and development (R &D) funding for neglected diseases has increased, including funding for diarrhea, which is up to more than 5%. The report urges the continuation of more and better targeted funding.

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BBC News, February 2011

This week, the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, will launch a major clinical trial to evaluate an affordable cholera vaccine and the feasibility of rolling it out nationwide to potentially save thousands of lives.

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GOOD, February 2011

"We are calling for ideas and projects that will raise awareness about this issue. We want you to submit your best idea for convincing people in your life—your friends, neighbors, family members—that vaccines matter and for getting vaccines to every child in the world, particularly in developing countries. We are looking for creative ways of spreading the word—from a video to educate your neighbors about the need for vaccines in developing countries to a product concept for improving the delivery of vaccines around the world. The sky is the limit. Start thinking about it now."

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Gates Foundation Blog, January 2011

Remarkable news was recently announced, proving the real-world impact of vaccination in preventing rotavirus diarrhea, a common childhood disease that each year takes the lives of more than half a million children—mostly in developing countries—and results in the hospitalization of millions more worldwide.

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Al Jazeera English, January 2011

Save the Children has launched a campaign to mobilize funding for vaccines for the leading global killers of children: pneumonia and diarrhea.

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Rotavirus season in Bangladesh leads to a major increase in cases among infants and children, but interventions like rotavirus vaccines and oral rehydration therapy have the potential to save thousands of lives.

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Medical experts have warned that malaria and HIV have monopolized interventions geared towards curbing child mortality in Kenya, thus ignoring the equally deadly killer, diarrhea.This disease silently claims the lives of hundreds of children every year, including the son of Cecilia Njambi.

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Reuters, December 2010

A lack of toilets and poor hygiene practices in India cost Asia's third largest economy almost $54 billion every year, the World Bank said on Monday. Premature deaths, treatment for the sick, wasted time and productivity, as well as lost tourism revenues, are the main reasons for the high economic losses, the bank said in a report.

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The Huffington Post, December 2010

On December 17, ABC will launch a global health series. In this article, Richard Besser, M.D., ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor, recalls his first job in public health at the International Center of Diarrheal Disease Research in Bangladesh. For his news story on 20/20, he returns to Dhaka, where there has been much progress in maternal and child mortality, but much more to be done.

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The New York Times, December 2010

Though the cholera epidemic in Haiti has received international attention, ordinary diarrheal diseases have been killing Haitians for years. In fact, diarrhea is the leading killler of children in the country. In his article, Josh Ruxin gives a nod to other countries who have controlled the spread of cholera with simple solutions like oral rehydration therapy and expresses the hope that the international community will help Haiti to do the same.

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