The Star (Nairobi)

13 November 2012

Kenyans Urged to Use Right Treatment for Diarrhea

Most Kenyan households give infants sugar and salt mixture when they suffer from Diarrhea. A new study by Path shows that administering oral re-hydration salts and zinc supplements is the most effective way to stop diarrhea and replace fluids lost through dehydration.

Alfred Ochola of APHIA plus say the challenge now is to help mothers and health workers have a behavioral change and use the new treatment.

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