Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, January 2010
Bill and Melinda Gates announced that they will commit $10 billion over the next 10 years to help research, develop, and deliver vaccines to developing countries. They cite PATH's Rotavirus Vaccine Program and the New England Journal of Medicine research as examples of encouraging progress that inspired them to commit more resources to this endeavor. Though this level of funding for vaccines is unprecedented, funding from donors is still crucial.
United Nations Radio, October 2009
"It's a tragedy that diarrhoea, which is little more than an inconvenience in the developed world, kills an estimated 1.5 million children each year says UNICEF Executive Director, Ann Veneman. She says inexpensive and effective treatments for diarrhoea exist, but in developing countries only 39 per cent of children with the disease receive the recommended treatment."
[News & Event] UNICEF and WHO Launch Strategy to Prevent and Treat Diarrhea -- the Second Biggest Killer of Children
Collection Development Blog, October 2009
This article outlines the findings of the new UNICEF/WHO report, Diarrhoea: Why Children Are Still Dying and What Can Be Done, including the seven-point prevention and treatment strategy. Several effective, low cost interventions show that no child should die from diarrhea and that now is the time to implement this strategy.
UNICEF, October 2009
This press release on the UNICEF website gives an overview of the recently launched report by WHO and UNICEF, Diarrhoeal Why Children Are Still Dying and What Can Be Done. It outlines the topics covered in the report, including promising treatments, an emphasis on prevention, rotavirus vaccine, and the need to expand access.
ONE, October 2009
Dr. Amador, Director of Health Systems and Technology in Nicaragua at PATH, blogs about the incredible strides his country has made in the fight against diarrheal disease, thanks to PATH's partnership to provide the rotavirus vaccine and other lifesaving interventions. A short video and slideshow are included.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, September 2009
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Living Proof Project seeks to show Americans that U.S. investment in global health is working. This four minute video spotlights the impact of rotavirus vaccine in Nicaragua.
Stories on Malawi, September 2009
PATH's Evan Simpson writes about the importance of an integrated approach in the fight against diarrheal disease. He highlights momentum already happening in Malawi specifically, having just spoken at the annual Commonwealth Association of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Conference on Diarrhoea and Malnutrition.
New York Times, September 2009
Simple solutions like exclusive breastfeeding and the commitment of community health workers have helped drive down child deaths in the developing world, according to new data from UNICEF. But to reach the Millennium Development Goal of cutting under-five deaths by two-thirds by 2015, attention must remain focused on diarrhea and pneumonia, the two most common but still neglected causes of child mortality.
6 Minutes, August 2009
"The first Australian evidence has emerged to show that rotavirus vaccine has resulted in a substantial reduction in rotavirus disease activity since routine infant immunisation began in July 2007."
The Jakarta Post, July 2009
The author of this article outlines the most frequent causes of diarrhea in developing countries, warning signs for parents of sick children, and the "dos and don'ts" of treatment options.