Sunday, September 16, 2007

Oral Rehydration Therapy and Water

In preparation for Tuesday's class on ORT (Oral Rehydration Therapy) and water, please take a minute to review the following articles.

The first is a joint statement from the WHO and UNICEF on the clinical management of acute diarrhea. It contains some good background information, and recommended practices.

The next is an article that appeared in Time magazine about a year ago, about the situation in Bangladesh:,9171,1543876,00.html

The next is a short article from the WHO on reducing deaths from diarrhea and dehydration, and the benefits of ORS:

Finally, we have a 10-minute video on Water:

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