Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT)

Project Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT)
Objectives

• To treat children suffering from mild dehydration or diarrhoea • To educate parents / family members on treating mild dehydration or diarrhoea at the household level

Project Partners Angkor Hospital for Children
Activities

• Treating children with mild dehydration or diarrhoea with oral salt solution • Educating parents or the children’s guardian on personal hygiene and making ORS at home • Distributing ORS sachets to families and parents of the children

Locations Angkor Hospital for Children, Siem Reap
Period Since 2005
Accomplishments

Treated 1,807 children

Background
Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) is a community health
facility, providing healthcare services especially for children, at a
minimal fee to the underprivileged people in this province and its
surrounding areas.

MERCY Malaysia’s efforts
Each year thousands of Cambodian children continue to die
from diarrhoeal diseases. MERCY Malaysia has been working
with the AHC since 2005 in setting up and supporting an ORT
Corner to treat mild dehydration, under the supervision of trained
nursing staff. In addition to the direct care of children, families
were also educated on the safe and appropriate use of using Oral
Rehydration Solution (ORS) at home.