CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hydralyte, a scientifically formulated oral rehydration solution (ORS), has embarked on a five-year partnership with Timmy Global Health, a non-profit organization focused on expanding global access to healthcare. The partnership will help provide relief of dehydration for a variety of clinical conditions that exist in many of the communities Timmy Global Health serves.
Beginning May 2017, Hydralyte will provide more than 30,000 oral rehydration solutions for use across Timmy Global Health’s medical service programs and will lend on-the-ground support with team members volunteering for Timmy Global Health trips.
By traveling to one of the most malnourished communities in the world, Hydralyte alongside Timmy Global Health will provide clinical hydration and support in an effort to combat one of today’s most pressing global health challenges – dehydration. “There is no better way to understand the power of oral rehydration solutions, than to see their impact in an environment where access to healthcare is scarce,” said Hydralyte CEO Charles Whiting. “To be able to offer that experience to our employees – while at the same time helping improve the standard of care in some of the world’s most underserved locations – is an incredible privilege.”
As part of Timmy Global Health’s current college program, students from the Boston College chapter and Hydralyte employees will travel to Xela (Quetzaltenango), Guatemala from August 12 – 20th. Hydralyte and Timmy Global Health volunteers will provide vital assistance to medical professionals who are consulting with the indigenous Guatemalan community. “Access to oral rehydration therapy is a critical part of the care we provide to patients at our sites. With Hydralyte, we now can provide those communities with a highly effective, great tasting solution,” said Timmy Global Health Executive Director Kristina Graff. “And the Hydralyte teams’ on-the-ground support for Timmy’s mission makes their partnership that much more meaningful.”
Over the five-year partnership, Hydralyte and Timmy Global Health will collaborate to enhance the overall health and well-being in these rural communities. These efforts seek to raise awareness about the importance of daily hydration.
Hydralyte, based in Cambridge, MA, is a global leader in delivering clinical hydration. After dominating the Australian oral hydration market for more than ten years, Hydralyte’s range of great tasting products are now available in both the US and Canada. Hydralyte has up to 75% less sugar and four times the electrolytes compared to leading sports drinks. Hydralyte was formulated in accordance with the World Health Organization guidelines for oral rehydration therapy, making all Hydralyte products contain the correct balance of glucose and electrolytes required for rapid rehydration.
Suitable for all ages and recommended by medical professionals around the world, Hydralyte comes in a wide range of flavors and formats including ready-to-drink liquids, powders, and effervescent tablets. Hydralyte is available at stores nationwide, including RiteAid and Amazon. For more information on Hydralyte, please visit www.hydralyte.com.
About Timmy Global Health
Timmy Global Health expands access to healthcare and empowers students and volunteers to tackle today’s most pressing global health challenges. To achieve this goal, Timmy sends medical service teams to support the work of international partner organizations, channels financial, medical, and human resources to community based health and development projects in the developing world, and empowers students to fundraise, advocate and serve in an effort to fight health disparities at home and abroad.
Since its founding in 1997, Timmy has been motivated and driven by one simple vision: All people, regardless of who they are, what resources they have, and where they live, should have access to quality healthcare.
Timmy Global Health currently supports public health, medical and development projects in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Nigeria. For more information, please visit www.timmyglobalhealth.org.