Oral Rehydration Salts

The power of zinc: Nowfel’s story

Nowfel

Nowfel is a young boy who lives with his family in the Pirojpur district of Bangladesh. At just 23 months old, he is the youngest child in his house. One day, Nowfel developed diarrhoea, as he frequently did. However, this time, the episodes did not reduce and took longer and longer to subside. Usually smiling
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Nutrition International and the Government of Indonesia helping to prevent and reduce stunting by reaching pregnant women and children under five with essential micronutrients

Mother and child

Nutrition International, in partnership with the governments of Indonesia, Australia and Canada, reached 211,000 pregnant women with iron and folic acid supplementation, 720,000 children with two doses of vitamin A and 64,000 children under five suffering from diarrhoea with zinc and oral rehydration supplements (ORS), as part of its MITRA program. Read More…

Australia’s Deputy Head of Mission sees success of MITRA program in Indonesia

Representatives from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Indonesia, including Deputy Head of Mission Allaster Cox, got a first-hand look at the success of the MITRA program on a visit to East Nusa Tenggara in August 2018. Read More…

Nutrition International, Teck and Global Affairs Canada renew partnership to save children’s lives with zinc treatments

OTTAWA, CANADA – Nutrition International, Teck Resources Limited (Teck) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) today announce a renewed partnership to reach millions of children with zinc treatments to help save lives in Senegal, Ethiopia, Kenya and Bangladesh. This renewed partnership in the Zinc Alliance for Child Health (ZACH), which first launched in 2011, will further
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Saving lives through better diarrhoea treatment: accomplishments in Bihar and Chhattisgarh

A child holds the combi-pack of zinc & ORS, Bihar, India.

Since 2009, MI has been working in two of India’s high-burden states, Bihar and Chhattisgarh, to ensure that children suffering from diarrhoea get treated with zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS). Read More…

“Zinc and ORS saved my child’s life”

A training session for frontline health workers is underway in Shivpuri, a quiet village in the Kishanpur block of Supaul district in Bihar, India. Read More…