Oral rehydration therapy - from theory to practice ( diarrhoeal disease).

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Oral rehydration therapy is a cheap and simple way of reducing the death rate of childhood diarrhoea. By 1985, more than 95% of the developing world's population lived in countries which had national diarrhoeal diseases control programmes. The second International Conference on Oral Rehydration Therapy in 1985 made recommendations to increase the effectiveness of such programmes. These covered the education of mothers, the production and distribution of rehydration salts, personnel training, supervision, and programme monitoring and evaluation.-R.Haynes

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-118
Number of pages3
JournalWHO Chronicle
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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