Globally a child under five dies every two minutes as a result of diarrhea. Bangladesh leads the death pack. Mostly the children of rural areas are at risk of diarrhea. In the majority of cases, people do not have a choice to drink pure water or have hygienic food. This contributes to the severe diarrhea outbreak.
Diarrhea kills a child by dehydration, which means that too much liquid has been drained out of the child's body. So as soon as diarrhea starts, it is essential to give the child extra drinks to replace the liquid being lost. Plain water doesn't have enough sodium and other minerals. Oral rehydration solution prevents the loss of too much body water & replaces fluids & minerals lost due to diarrhea and vomiting.
Depending on the amount of fluid loss and the severity of diarrhea, an ORS is a must to use as First Aid to replace lost fluids. But, very often we reserve packed ORS at home. So, Knowing the procedure of homemade ORS is very important to treat the patient instantly.
Considering this, Shapla Foundation arranged a workshop to teach the students the making of ORS at home for emergency purposes. Their caretaker supervised them during the workshop. He taught them about diarrhea, causes of diarrhea, ORS & the procedure of ORS.
Shapla Foundation not only cares about less privileged students' education but also teaches them morality, special vocations to lead life & first aid. Shapla Foundation is always by their side to improve their standard of life.