The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 52, Issue 5, pp 509–512 | Cite as

National diarrheal diseases control programme

  • K. B. Banerjee
Symposium: Diarrheal Disorders


In conclusion, oral rehydration therapy has given a new hope for survival to thousands of children who suffer and die from diarrhea throughout the country. The mechanism is simple and can be adopted by most people. In view of low financial or technical input required for the same, ORT needs to be developed as a people's by the people with the sole immediate objective to cut down all mortality related to diarrheal diseases to zero within the next few years. The target is ambitious but achievable.


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. B. Banerjee
    • 1
  1. 1.Government of IndiaIndia

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