Improving the Prevention and Control of Enteric Diseases

An initiative by African and Asian experts of enteric infectious diseases

Our mission

Enteric diseases

2nd leading cause of death among children under 5

90% of deaths

from diarrhea are caused by a lack of access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation

663 million people

use unsafe drinking water

2.4 billion people

lack access to basic sanitation facilities (toilets, latrines)

1.8 billion people

rely on a drinking water source contaminated with feces

1 billion people

defecate in the open due to lack of proper toilet facilities

8 out of 10 people

without access to safe drinking water live in rural areas

80% of people with cholera

can be treated with oral rehydration salts (ORS)

90% of typhoid deaths

occur in Asia


are the most common cause of severe diarrheal disease in young children

More about enteric diseases

Our expert networks

Scientific and medical teams working together

14 countries in Africa

9 countries in Asia


More about IDEA members

IDEA Initiatives

Sharing information and best practices to strengthen the fight against enteric diseases


2nd Asia Dengue Summit

1 March 2017 - Manila, Philippines


Global Task Force on Cholera Control newsletter

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