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WHO/UNICEF Joint Statement on Clinical Management of Acute Diarrhoea

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Author: UNICEF and WHO
Price: Available as a PDF only
No. of pages: 7
Publication date: May 2004
Publisher: UNICEF
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More than 1.5 million under-fives continue to die each year as a result of acute diarrhoea. But newly formulated oral rehydration salts and successes in using zinc supplementation can reduce the number of deaths. Though oral rehydration salts and oral rehydration therapy have been successful in reducing diarrhoea-related deaths for many years, in some countries knowledge and usage may be declining.  Families and communities are key to the survival, growth and development of children.  This Joint Statement prepared by WHO and UNICEF, emphasizes their role in preventing and treating diarrhoea.

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