>> Our current calls for action:

    • WHO and UNICEF – encourage and support a joint policy briefing by WHO and UNICEF on the new ORS/Zinc co-packaging recommendation >>more
    • ORSZCA Members – please contribute to our ORS/Zinc Status knowledge base >>more
    • DHS/USAID – engage with the next review of the DHS Questionnaires to incorporate questions around co-packaging >>more
    • UNICEF Co-pack pricing >>more

>> Past calls for action

Welcome to the ORSZCA website.

Mother administering ORS to child - Dhaka (Gates Foundation)
Mother administers ORS to her child. ICDDR,B Hospital Dhaka
© Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/Prashant Panjiar


ORSZCA is the global alliance advocating for the co-packaging of ORS and Zinc for the treatment of diarrhoea in children. We exist to accelerate the uptake of the WHO’s recommendation that ORS and Zinc should be co-packaged. This will save lives, reduce stunting and improve the health of young children.

Our mission

To make co-packaged ORS and Zinc the “go-to” treatment for childhood diarrhoea in high incidence countries.




8 thoughts on “Welcome”

  1. It’s a noble idea since dehydration is prevalent with both adults and children in Africa especially with cholera and other water borne diseases.

  2. Nepal had initiated diarrhea treatment with Zinc and ORS since 2006 and nation wide expanded on 2010 and treatment has been revised accordingly, still not practicing of co- packaging.

    If packaging together it will be helpful to teh dreug retailers for distribution and mother/care takers to treat their children together with Zinc and ORS.

  3. We will start for advocacy with the Government and manufacture companies for packaging of Zinc and ORS together.

  4. Hi Simon,

    I teach Social Enterprise at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and use your film for a case discussion in class. It used to be available on Vimeo, but it is gone 🙁

    Is there a way to get access for my class?

    Thank you!

    Best, David


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Making co-packaged ORS and Zinc the "go to" treatment for childhood diarrhoea