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What is Oral Rehydration??

If you live in America, you probably best know a product called Pedialyte®... yes, it's
something you give your sick child to replenish their fluids and electrolytes when
they've had diarrhea or a fever.

Well, believe it or not, about 2,800 children in the Developing and Least-Developed
World will have died TODAY because they didn't have some simple form of that fluid
and electrolyte replacement. Diarrhea kills by dehydration, and Oral Rehydration stops
dehydration.

Simple. SO, so simple. Water, sugar, salt... a little citrus squeezed in if you have it. SO
simple... and yet, 2,800 kids DIED TODAY because they didn't get that drink... and 2,800
will died tomorrow! Shocked? You should be. Angry? You bet.

OUR MISSION is to teach the simple skill of making 'home-made Pedialyte®' in poor
areas of the world. Help us get this simple educational message out to EVERY mother
and child-care giver in the world!

Coming soon... to this site...

DRINK OF LIFE:
TEACHING
ORAL REHYDRATION
SKILLS ABROAD

a practical guide toward saving the 2 million children who die each year from dehydration
in the Developing world.
This article will incorporate UNICEF's new 2004 guidelines for Oral Rehydration Solutions, as
well as clear guidelines for teaching Oral Rehydration skills during mission trips or outreach to
people living in the under-developed regions of the world.

Important resources in
Oral Rehydration Education

UNICEF has worked tirelessly for over 25 years in
this excellent resource. The latest version is
available on-line for free download in PDF files.
Highly recommended

UNICEF's FACTS FOR LIFE
www.unicef.org/ffl

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