Improved treatment of diarrhoea using zinc and ORS
Some 800,000 children under 5 die from diarrhoeal disease every year, making it one of the largest killers of children. Diarrhoea can last several days, and can leave the body without the water and salts that are necessary for survival. Most people diarrhoea are caused by severe dehydration and fluid loss. Children who are malnourished or have impaired immunity are most at risk of life-threatening diarrhoea.