Description of the Topic

Dehydration consists of 12 cards showing how to make Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) using a premade packet brought from a chemist of clinic. N.B. It does not include the home made Sugar Salt Solution (SSS) as yet, as instructions on how to do this  vary according to country.


How to use Card set  6.c. ‘Dehydration’ 

This set can be used in three ways:

  1. A participant holds up the card to the audience and describes the symptoms of dehydration and the process of making ORS
  2. It should be accompanied by a practical demonstration on how to make ORS using locally sourced products.

Link to the Facilitator instructions for the topic

Click here  for instructions in English  

Click here for instructions in French


ENGLISH                                                                                             FRENCH

1Infant with dehydration, loose skin, fontanel depressed, cracked dry lipsNourrisson avec déshydratation, peau lâche, Fontanelle déprimé, lèvres sèches fissurées
2Mother must keep her breast clean when breast feeding babyMère se lavant la poitrine avec du savon
3Mother must keep breastfeeding baby as much as possibleMère doit garder bébé allaiter autant que possible
4Boil water for 6 minutesFaire bouillir l’eau pendant 6 minutes
5Measure 1 litre of boiled water in a bottleMesurez 1 litre d’eau dans une bouteille
6Dissolve the packet of SRO in bottleDissoudre le paquet de SRO en bouteille
7Feed the baby little by little, a few spoons of SRO every  15 minutesNourrissez le bébé petit à petit quelques cuillères d’SRO toutes les 30 minutes
8Discard any SRO which remains and make fresh SRO the next dayJetez tout SRO qui reste et faire frais SRO le lendemain
9Mother looking after baby carefullyLa mère doit garder l’allaitement bébé
11Mother feeding the baby rice waterBébé alimentant de mère eau de riz
12If baby still has diarrhoea after  24 hours go to get medical help quicklySi la diarrhée se poursuit plus d’une journée prendre bébé pour vérifier à une clinique