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Supplies and Logistics

Oral Rehydration Salts and Zinc: Market and Supply Update

UNICEF provides an update on oral rehydration salts (ORS) and zinc tablets, summarizing availability of quality assured products, and highlighting the supply and demand across low- and middle-income countries. Despite ORS and zinc being highly effective in treating diarrhoeal disease in children, and supply being sufficient to meet current and anticipated demand, sixty per cent of children still do not receive treatment with ORS, and ninety-five per cent do not receive zinc. UNICEF continues to encourage countries to scale-up access and use of ORS and Zinc as a cost-effective treatment for childhood diarrhoea, especially through integrated community case management (iCCM).

Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) and Zinc - October 2018

Previous Updates

Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) and Zinc - February 2016




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