ORS helps to treat dehydration as a result of diarrhoea.


1 litre of boiled water (5 cups) – cool it

6 teaspoons of sugar

½ (half) teaspoon of salt


Fill a clean container that you can keep covered or tightly closed with 1 litre of “safe” boiled water. Add 6 teaspoons of sugar and ½ teaspoon of salt to the water and mix so that the sugar and salt dissolve. It’s then ready to use. Take small, frequent sips throughout the day. The solution can be kept for 24-hours, after which another ORS solution should be prepared.