Mapping geographical inequalities in oral rehydration therapy coverage in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–17

Aug 10, 2020

Oral rehydration solution (ORS) is a form of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) for diarrhoea that has the potential to drastically reduce child mortality. A variety of recommended home fluids (RHF) exist as alternative forms of ORT. Increases in ORS use corresponded with declines in RHF in many locations, resulting in relatively constant overall ORT coverage from 2000 to 2017. Increases in ORS use over time were correlated with declines in RHF use and in diarrhoeal mortality in many locations. The Lancet Global Health


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