Celebrating 50 Years of ORT (Oral Rehydration Therapy): Millions of Lives Saved and Possible Model for NCDs

Meeting Organizer

Prince Mahidol Award Conference

ORT (Oral Rehydration Therapy)

Contact Person : Richard A. Cash & David R. Nalin,

29 January 2019
09:00 - 12:30 hrs.
Venue : World Ballroom C, FL. 23

Open to All Participants


The first demonstration of the clinical use of ORT (Oral Rehydration Therapy) for the treatment of cholera was first reported 50 years ago. Since then millions of lives have been saved as the use of ORT has been expanded to virtually all causes of diarrhea. Additionally its use has been expanded to other cases of dehydration. Lessons from its development and use could be expanded to low-cost, effective treatment of some NCDs.


To review the multifactorial elements that led to the development and dissemination of ORT (Oral Rehydration Therapy) and to demonstrate how this experience might be a framework for successful programs to control NCDs