By McIntosh K
Clinical Infectious Diseases, December, 2019
Acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in infants and children <5 years of age have been a target of the World Health Organization (WHO) since the early 1970s. In 1981, a position paper written by an interested group of experts appeared in the Bulletin of the WHO that summarized the scope of the problem and outlined possible approaches to management . By that time, the WHO oral rehydration therapy (ORT) program had already been launched (1980), and childhood mortality from diarrhea was falling dramatically.
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