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Diarrhea, Diarrhoea - Dialogue on Diarrhoea Online - Prevention, Control, Management and Treatment of Diarrhoeal Diseases
The international newsletter on the control of diarrhoeal diseases

About Dialogue on Diarrhoea | About Dialogue on Diarrhoea Online
All Issues and Supplements are available in:  HTML, PDF



About Dialogue on Diarrhoea

Dialogue on Diarrhoea was an international newsletter on the control of diarrhoeal diseases published by Healthlink Worldwide  (formerly AHRTAG), a UK-based non-governmental organisation.

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The first issue was published in May 1980.The last of a total of 60 issues, during its 15 years, was published in May 1995.

Published four times a year, Dialogue on Diarrhoea offered clear, practical advice on preventing and treating diarrhoeal diseases. It also acted as a forum for readers to exchange ideas and share experiences.  Regular features included guidelines on diagnosis and treatment, training tips, information on rational drug use, research updates and feedback from the field.

In addition to information on clinical management, the newsletter addressed issues which affected health workers' and families' abilities for care for children, such as communication skills, organisation of health centres and hospitals, health education and training.

The newsletter covered the latest developments, new ideas and solutions to problems, the organization and results of controlled field studies and the establishment of new national and local programmes in diarrhoeal diseases control in developing countries.

While detailed scientific arguments are pursued in academic journals, this newsletter focused on promoting the exchange of practical information and experience related to the effective prevention and treatment of diarrhoea.

Dialogue on Diarrhoea was meant for everyone who cares about unnecessary suffering and deaths from diarrhoeal diseases.


Who read Dialogue on Diarrhoea?

The newsletter's main audience was primary health care personnel working on child health. This includes: nurses, medical assistants, doctors, health educators, trainers, pharmacists, paramedics and community development workers.

Health managers and policy makers also found the information in the newsletter useful.

About Dialogue on Diarrhoea

The Rehydration Project has converted, to HTML and PDF formats, all 60 issues and 16 supplements of Dialogue on Diarrhoea and has produced Dialogue of Diarrhoea Online.

There is much information in these issues that is valuable and useful. Online readers are reminded, however, that treatment guidelines and health care practices change over time. If you are in doubt, please refer to WHO's up-to-date Dehydration Treatment Plans.

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updated: 02 August, 2013

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