Diarrhea, a preventable and treatable disease, is the second leading cause of death among children under five and one of the leading causes of malnutrition.
It is malnourished or immunosuppressed children who are most at risk for life-threatening diarrhea.
Dehydration is the greatest threat when water loss and electrolyte leakage (sodium, chloride, potassium and bicarbonate) during a diarrheal episode are not compensated.1
Some 88% of cases of diarrheal diseases in the world are still attributed to unsafe water, poor sanitation and poor hygiene.2
Finally, continued breastfeeding and nutrient-dense diets at frequent intervals (every 3-4 hours) are crucial during a diarrheal episode to accelerate the return to normal intestinal function and prevent diarrhea. malnutrition.
Facilitating integrated approach: WASH'Nutrition and Health
Nutriset is associated with the Rodael Pharmaceutical Laboratory to offer effective and inexpensive solutions that limit the duration and severity of diarrhea episodes and prevent the emergence of new episodes: ZinCfant®, ZinCfors® and Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS).
Nutriset is a partner of the company Kersia Group to propose water disinfection solutions associated with the nutritional management and treatment of diarrhea: Aquatabs®.
1 Key Diarrheal Disease Benchmarks (WHO): https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/diarrhoeal-disease
2 Diarrhea Prevention and Treatment Strategy (WHO): https://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2009/childhood_deaths_diarrhoea_20091014/en/