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Mapping geographical inequalities in oral rehydration therapy coverage in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000-17

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Oral rehydration solution (ORS) is a form of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) for diarrhoea that has the potential to drastically reduce child mortality; yet, according to UNICEF estimates, less than half of children younger than 5 years with diarrhoea in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) received ORS in 2016. A variety of recommended home fluids (RHF) exist as alternative forms of ORT; however, it is unclear whether RHF prevent child mortality. ... Expand abstract
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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/s2214-109x(20)30230-8

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University of Oxford
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Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
The Lancet Global Health
Volume:
8
Issue:
8
Pages:
e1038-e1060
Publication date:
2020-08-01
Acceptance date:
2020-04-28
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EISSN:
2214-109X
ISSN:
2214-109X
Pmid:
32710861
Pubs id:
1125976
Local pid:
pubs:1125976

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