16 Mar Giving every child a fair chance
Posted at 18:58h in News
Dr. Mathuram Santosham of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health has worked on the issue of rotavirus for decades. He believes that no mother should have to worry about whether or not her child will survive a bout of diarrhea.
Imagine for a moment, a mother caring for her sick child. It’s a scene that happens around the world every day. In this case, this mom is an American and her son has severe diarrhea. He is dehydrated, so she keeps him hydrated with plenty of Pedialyte from the local drug store and follows her doctor’s advice. In a few days, her little boy is feeling better and running around again. Because, as you know in the US, diarrhea is something you almost certainly recover from.