ORS/Zinc status – Côte d’Ivoire

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Côte d’Ivoire

Population: 28.16m (2022)
Area: 322,460 sqkm

Diarrhoea deaths: 11,260 (2020)

ORS coverage: 17% (2021)

ORS + Zinc coverage: 11% (2021)

Côte d’Ivoire’s National Essential Medicines List): [not yet found online]

ORS+Zinc in National Clinical Guidelines
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 (since before 2018) [needs verification]

✅ Zinc available “over the counter”
❌ Any retailer can sell Zinc (no licence required)

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
✅ Child Health Days/Special Campaigns
❌ Other

✅ Co-packaged ORS and Zinc available

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

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

Co-packaged ORS and Zinc manufacturers (may not be exhaustive)
None

Typical cost of a ORS/Zinc co-pack in the PUBLIC sector
Free

Typical cost of a ORS/Zinc co-pack in the PRIVATE sector
1400 XOF (USD 2.32) (May 2014)

✅ Diarrhoea programmes currently on-going

Name Organisation Funder Diarrhoea specific? Target area
Santé Communautaire des Districts. – ICCM Government, UNICEF & World Bank World Bank No Nationwide
Financement basé sur la performance Government World Bank No Nationwide`
iCCM (PCIMNE) Government Save The Children No TONKPI (West of Côte d’Ivoire)

Additional information
None

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