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countries in Asia and Africa

44M

episodes of childhood diarrhoea treated with zinc and LO-ORS

61K

health workers trained on treating childhood diarrhoea with zinc and LO-ORS

The opportunity

Zinc and LO-ORS

Diarrhoea is a leading killer of children under five, claiming the lives of more than half a million children annually.

Zinc and low-osmolarity rehydration salts (LO-ORS) is the World Health Organization’s recommended treatment for childhood diarrhoea. When provided together, zinc and LO‑ORS help children recover faster from diarrhoeal episodes and prevent diarrhoea-related deaths.

Our Solution

Collaborating to scale up diarrhoea treatments

Zinc

Zinc

The Zinc Alliance for Child Health (ZACH) is a public-private-civil society partnership with Global Affairs Canada, Teck Resources and Nutrition International. A successful development investment model, ZACH provides financial and technical support to scale up treatment with zinc and LO-ORS in countries that have high numbers of children with diarrhoea.

Building on the successes of the first ZACH program in 2011, the partnership strives to improve care-seeking for childhood diarrhoea and zinc and LO-ORS coverage in Kenya, Ethiopia, Senegal and Bangladesh. This project aims to treat more than 44 million episodes of diarrhoea with zinc and LO-ORS and train more than 61,000 health workers in delivering zinc and LO-ORS treatment for diarrhoea.

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The Impact

Treating childhood diarrhoea

Through ZACH, more than 40 million cases of childhood diarrhoea have been treated with zinc and LO-ORS, preventing deaths and helping children recover more quickly so they can have a healthier, happier childhood.

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countries in Asia and Africa

44M

episodes of childhood diarrhoea treated with zinc and LO-ORS

61K

health workers trained on treating childhood diarrhoea with zinc and LO-ORS