A shipment of vital nutritional supplies arrived this week to aid people in the state of Guerrero, Mexico who were affected by severe storms and heavy flooding in late September that damaged many of the region’s poorest communities.
With medical professionals in the area reporting an increase in diarrhea and dehydration in the affected communities, the delivery of the rehydration solution Pedialyte from health care company Abbott will help survivors stay healthy in Mexico.
Left untreated, dehydration caused by diarrhea can become deadly if body fluids and electrolytes are not replaced. It’s especially dangerous for older people and young children.
The aid was delivered to the State of Guerrero’s seven Health Jurisdictions who are overseeing the medical response efforts for the flooding emergency.
Direct Relief’s Eduardo Mendoza and one of our professional volunteers from GlaxoSmithKline, Ana Pasillas, met with high-ranking officers managing the relief efforts on the ground to help coordinate this effort.
The Emergency Response Team hopes to send an additional shipment of medicines and supplies to help people in need. Please continue to follow our Twitter account @DirectRelief for updates regarding this response.
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