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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
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
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