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Diarrhoeal Disease Kit

A child in Haiti is treated against cholera.

A child in Haiti is treated against cholera. © Aktion Deutschland Hilft / A. Smeets

For the treatment of diarrhoeal diseases like cholera cases and especially after major disasters, we offer special Diarrhoeal Disease Kits.

Diarrhoeal Disease Kits consist of different modules for basic care, oral rehydration therapy (ORT), infusion therapy and support to run a cholera treatment unit.

Included are essential medicines, disinfections and water disinfection tablets, medical supplies and equipment, ORS (oral rehydration solution) for patients with no or moderate dehydration, infusion sets with Ringer Lactate and additional non-medical items.

Depending on the requirements, the kits can be modified and adapted to the respective needs. Together with you, we are happy to develop a special Diarrhoeal Disease Kit.

Please contact us, we are happy to assist you.

Cholera

Cholera is an acute diarrheal illness caused by infection with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. It is spread by eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water. Severe cholera disease can lead to dehydration and even death if left untreated. About 3 to 5 million cases and over 100,000 deaths occur each year due to cholera.

As the infection can spread very quickly, it is important to take immediate action to treat patients and prevent further infections. Severe cholera cases need to be isolated in a Cholera Treatment Unit (CTU), while those with no or moderate dehydration can be treated in an Oral Rehydration Unit (ORU).

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