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Reducing the burden of diarrhea among children under five years old: Lessons learned from oral rehydration therapy corner program implementation in Northern Nigeria

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Oral rehydration theraphy (ORT) corners were introduced at health facilities in the Northern Nigerian states of Bauchi and Sokoto to treat sick children and equip caregivers with skills in case management of diarrhea and diarrhea prevention. Researches from the Targeted States High Impact (TSHIP) project, including Olugbenga Oguntunde, Amos Paul Bassi, Mohammed Auwal Ibrahim, Saba'atu Danladi, William Sambisa, and Nurudeen Lawal, studied the effect of facility-based ORT corners on caregivers' knowledge and case management skills and examined whether ORT activities were conducted according to protocol.

Study results showed that ORT corner users were more knowledgeable in diarrhea prevention and management and demonstrated better skills for managing diarrhea than ORT corner non-users. The research methods, findings, and recommendations have been published in the May 2015 issue of the Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition.

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