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Water Is Life: Combatting Cholera in Haiti

At the small water point in Trianon, Haiti, you can see a crowd gather. Here, as at many such sites across the country, locals wait their turn to fill buckets for drinking, washing and cooking – proving the adage that no matter where you are in the world, water is life. So when a deadly Read More >

Posted on by Kathy Middleton, Associate Director of Extramural Programs for CDC-Haiti2 CommentsTags , , ,

Safe Water Saves Lives: World Water Day 2013

  What if we lost 32 school buses full of children today? That’s 2,195 children—the number who die daily of diarrhea around the world. That’s more than die from AIDS, malaria, and measles combined.  As World Water Day approaches on March 22, we should consider water’s role in those deaths—and what we can do to Read More >

Posted on by Michael Beach, PhD, Associate Director for Healthy Water, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious DiseasesLeave a comment

Child Survival Summit: A time to reflect on global progress and challenges ahead

Improvements in child health are a major focus of the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Targets set for 2015 are rapidly approaching, and, much remains to be done to achieve reductions in child mortality. This week’s Child Survival Call to Action in Washington, DC (June 14-15) will address progress achieved and challenges ahead ( International Read More >

Posted on by Kevin De Cock, MD, FRCP (UK), DTM&H1 Comment