“I’m obsessed with diarrhea,” Chelsea Clinton recently said at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. While her words were initially somewhat amusing, she went on to say, “It’s actually very serious.”
“I find the fact that more than 750,000 children still die every year around the world because of severe dehydration due to diarrhea unacceptable,” Clinton said. And we couldn’t agree more.
This is a topic that we at Drip Drop feel passionate about. In fact, Drip Drop’s very own founder, Eduardo Dolhun MD, created Drip Drop ORS after witnessing children dying unnecessarily from dehydration while on a relief mission in Guatemala. You can learn more about our roots in relief here.
Today, Drip Drop outperforms pediatric formulas and is more portable than IV therapy in treating dehydration. ORS has been recognized by Doctors Without Borders and the World Health Organization as one of the most important medical advances of the last century, saving three million lives every year across the developing world.
So thank you, Chelsea Clinton, for reminding us about this extremely serious health issue. It’s our hope and our mission to continue to save lives and bring proper hydration to everyone.
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