Welcome to the June ORSZCA UPDATE with opportunities to contribute and help.
ROUNDTABLE ON ENABLERS & BARRIERS TO ORS/ZINC COVERAGE – CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE?
We are organising an invitation-only roundtable to improve our understanding of the enablers and barriers to increasing ORS/Zinc coverage particularly in the top 10 high burden countries. We have invited all the people we know with experience implementing or evaluating ORS/Zinc programmes to participate. If you’ve not received an invitation and are able to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation. The key output will be the completion of this table of enablers and barriers.
The 90-minute roundtable will take place on 15 July 2022 from 10:00am to 11:30am (EST).
ORS/ZINC STATUS AROUND THE WORLD – EXTRA HELP NEEDED
Thanks to all those who responded to our Call to Action in the last ORSZCA UPDATE and completed our an online questionnaire (en Français) to gather information on the ORS/Zinc status around the world. We now have a unique public resource developing here: ORS/Zinc status from around the world. However, we do need a bit more help to obtain questionnaires from Cameroon, Chad, Madagascar and Niger. If you are from one of these countries, or have appropriate contacts, please complete a questionnaire on the link above. The questionnaire will take less than 10 minutes to complete and is designed to quickly collect the information you have at your fingertips.
THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR
We will be sharing the outcome of the above enablers and barriers to ORS/Zinc coverage roundtable before the end of July for you to use to help support child health strategy development (local and international), funding bids, research plans, local proposals for action and so on.
We are also sharing back information harvested for the ORS/Zinc status questionnaires as they come in here: orszco-pack.org/orsz-status.
Thanks again for your support.
Dr Morseda Chowdhury and Samy Ahmar
BRAC, Bangladesh and Save the Children, UK