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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 50-7

Review on development and community implementation of oral rehydration therapy.


Division of Epidemiology, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Calcutta

Correspondence Address:
P G Sengupta
Division of Epidemiology, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Calcutta

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The review of the current status and implementation of Oral Rehydration Therapy at the community level have been presented in this communication with special emphasis on its development, ORS access rate, ORS use rate and home available fluids. The global ORS supply has gone up an increased eleven folds since 1981. Similarly the ORS access rate has also increase from 46% to 68% in 1991. However, the global ORS use rate was low (21%). The major constraints during ORT implementation which have been reported by several scientists are also discussed.


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