Thursday, April 18, 2019
Dr. David Nalin and Dr. Richard Cash at the Council on Foreign Relations
Speakers
Dr. Richard Cash

Senior Lecturer, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. David Nalin

Professor Emeritus, Center for Immunology and Microbial Diseases, Albany Medical College

Presider

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development and Director of the Global Health Program, Council on Foreign Relations

In 1968, two recent U.S. medical school graduates working in Dhaka, Bangladesh, developed oral rehydration solution—a mixture of water, sugar, and salt—that the British medical journal the Lancet has hailed “potentially the most important medical advance of the twentieth century.” These two doctors, Richard Cash, senior lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and David Nalin, professor emeritus at the Center for Immunology and Microbial Diseases at Albany Medical College, discussed the fifty-year legacy of their invention and the lessons that legacy offers to the health challenges emerging in lower income nations today.

https://www.cfr.org/event/simple-solution-saved-fifty-four-million-lives