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Cholera in Haiti
Learn about our GCH staff that trained with Medisend at a long term session in the U.S.:
"Radiology’s Role in Enhanced International Health Care", which can be found as a PDF at the bottom of the page, was reprinted with permission of the American College of Radiology.
Information for Visitors
Oral Rehydration Therapy
According to UNICEF, about 1 in 6 children will not live to see their fifth birthday. Because clean water and sanitation are not widely available, diarrhea is amongthe leading causes of death for children in Haiti. However, simple steps can be taken to prevent many of these deaths, including oral rehydration, vaccines, and proper nutrition.
Urban Community Health is an outreach program of Grace Children’s Hospital that brings primary health care and education to residents of Port-au-Prince right in their own neighborhoods.Oral rehydration therapy is among the many services offeredby ICC Community Health programs. Although oral rehydration packets are available through healthcare providers, caretakers can substitute this homemade solution to achieve the same results. With the extreme poverty present in Port-au-Prince, a simple homemade solution can mean life for a child suffering from dehydration.
Combine the following ingredients:
- 1 liter (4 cups) of clean water
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup orange juice (or one orange)
- Mashed ripe banana (optional)