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Global Community Has Tools Necessary To Prevent Diarrheal Disease

The Guardian: What Africa’s children need to succeed
Ayo Ajayi, PATH’s vice president of international development

“…The African Rotavirus Symposium, which begins this week, will celebrate rotavirus vaccines’ steady march across the continent — expanding access to an innovative tool to conquer the most common and deadly cause of childhood diarrhea. … Though diarrheal disease is stubborn and often intractable, it is not insurmountable. Even in the world’s poorest places, deaths among children are declining. We have the tools and we know what works. Putting them into action takes a strategic combination of partnership, resources, and political will…” (6/12).

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