ORS/Zinc status – Ghana

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GhanaGhana

Population: 31.07m (2020)
Area: 238,535 sqkm

Diarrhoea deaths: 2,686 (2019)

ORS coverage: 48% (2018)

ORS + Zinc coverage: 27% (2018)

Download: Ghana’s Essential Medicines Lists (7th edition) 2017

National policy
✅ 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 (as of Mar-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
❌ Other

Co-pack availability
✅ Co-packaged ORS and Zinc available

Outlets for co-packaged ORS and Zinc tablets:
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❓ 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)
PR Zinc and ORS
PR-ZINC-PLUS-KIT-Ghana

Co-packaged ORS and Zinc manufacturers (may not be exhaustive)
Phyto-Riker

Co-pack costs
Typical cost of a ORS/Zinc co-pack in the PUBLIC sector
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Typical cost of a ORS/Zinc co-pack in the PRIVATE sector
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Diarrhoea programmes currently on-going

Name Organisation Funder Diarrhoea specific Target area

 

Additional information
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