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While diarrhea-related deaths have decreased globally, diarrheal diseases remain the second-leading cause of childhood deaths. We aim to save and improve millions of lives through the development and delivery of low-cost interventions that prevent and treat diarrheal and enteric diseases.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

From Assessing Family Planning Needs to Accelerating Drug Development for Childhood Diarrhea - Big Ideas from Grand Challenges Explorations Latest Awardees

Big Ideas from Grand Challenges Explorations Latest Awardees

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Three Tips For Writing Winning Poo-ems

Our Poo Haiku campaign is back! Here are three tips for how to write your own.

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‘Deliver, Deliver, Deliver’ – Dagfinn Høybråten Reflects on Five Years as Gavi Board Chair

Dagfinn Høybråten will this week chair a Gavi Board meeting for the last time before stepping down at the end of 2015. Here he reflects on five years at the helm of the Vaccine Alliance, steering Gavi through pivotal moments in its 15-year history.

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Diarrheal Disease: The Unfinished Agenda

One thousand children per day still die from diarrhea — a preventable tragedy. We’ve made progress, but we can do much better. Read about four critical things we need to do to protect children from diarrhea.

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ORS Is a Magic Elixir That Saves Lives

Oral rehydration solution (ORS) is a simple, cheap and effective intervention that has prevented millions of deaths from diarrhea-related dehydration.

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