ENABLERS & BARRIERS TO ORS/ZINC COVERAGE – RESOURCES AVAILABLE
Welcome to the August ORSZCA UPDATE
As announced in our June update, on 15-Jul-22, thirty two experts gathered to share their views on the Enablers & Barriers to increased ORS and Zinc coverage. These included two co-pack manufacturers (Nigeria and Zambia), those with experience delivering ORS/Zinc programmes and academics who had evaluated such activities. These Enablers & Barriers were captured in our Enablers & Barriers table which is still open for additional views and comments here. The columns in this table are based on the framework suggested in the review: Progress over a Decade of Zinc and ORS Scale-up (Feb-2016) – Diarrhoea & Pneumonia Working Group.
We also recorded the key contributions made during the event here. This document is also open for comments.
We will now be encouraging follow-up conversations to dig deeper into some of the key issues.
A resource offered by USAID during the roundtable was the slidedeck from the Dec-2020 USAID Partners meeting: Building on over a decade of progress in ORS/Zinc. This can be downloaded from the ORSZCA website here.
THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR
We continue to update and share our resource on the ORS and Zinc status around the world – orszco-pack.org/orsz-status – you can help by adding to the resource either by commenting on the ORSZCA website or by completing a questionnaire in English or French.
Dr Morseda Chowdhury and Samy Ahmar
BRAC, Bangladesh and Save the Children, UK