ORS/Zinc status – Cameroon

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CameroonCameroon (8th)*

Population: 26.55m (2020)
Area: 475,442 sqkm

Diarrhoea deaths: 13,472 (2019)

ORS coverage: 18% (2019)

ORS + Zinc coverage: 8% (2019)

* Cameroon has the eighth highest number of diarrhoea deaths in the World

National EML download: [not yet found]

National policy
ORS+Zinc in National Clinical Guidelines
❓ National Essential Medicines List last updated in [year not currently known]
ORS included in the National Essential Medicines List
Zinc included in the National Essential Medicines List
Co-packaged ORS & Zinc included in the National Essential Medicines List (as at Jun-2022)

Zinc availability
✅ Zinc available “over the counter”
✅ Any retailer can sell Zinc

Outlets for Zinc tablets:
✅ Pharmacies
❌ Drug stores/shops
❌ Supermarkets
❌ General retail outlets
❌ Community Health Workers
✅ Door-to-door sales people
✅ Government hospitals/clinics
✅ Private hospitals/clinics
✅ Campaigns and outreach

Co-pack availability
❓ Co-packaged ORS and Zinc available
❓ Discussions underway about introducing co-packaged ORS and Zinc

Outlets for co-packaged ORS and Zinc tablets:
❓ Pharmacies
❓ Drug stores/shops
❓ Supermarkets
❓ General retail outlets
❓ Community Health Workers
❓ Door-to-door sales people
❓ Government hospitals/clinics
❓ Private hospitals/clinics
❓ Campaigns and outreach
❓ Other

Co-packaged ORS and Zinc brands (may not be exhaustive)
Not known

Co-packaged ORS and Zinc manufacturers (may not be exhaustive)
Not known

Co-pack costs
Typical cost of a ORS/Zinc co-pack in the PUBLIC sector
Not known
Typical cost of a ORS/Zinc co-pack in the PRIVATE sector
Not known

Diarrhoea programmes currently on-going

Name Organisation Funder Diarrhoea specific Target area

 

Additional information
None

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

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