In March 2017, a fire in Cape Town, South Africa, the Imizamo Yethu fire, destroyed hundreds of homes and and displaced thousands of individuals. While fire and rescue services fought to contain the blaze, Dr. Dolhun provided DripDrop ORS to the displaced families, as well as the workers helping to fight the fire.

The DripDrop Foundation team also began the initial work to build partnerships with local healthcare teams in the Kayamandi township in a long-term effort to prevent and treat children suffering from infectious diarrhea.

The vision in South Africa is to build a focused, community-based program that addresses locally-defined healthcare needs in a culturally relevant manner, with an emphasis on the early prevention and treatment of infectious diarrhea.