ORS/Zinc status – Indonesia

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IndonesiaIndonesia

Population: 273.5m (2020)
Area: 1.9m sqkm

Diarrhoea deaths: 8,960 (2019)

ORS coverage: 36% (2017)

ORS + Zinc coverage: 18% (2019)

National EML download: Indonesia National Essential Medicines List-2021

National policy
✅ ORS+Zinc in National Clinical Guidelines (needs verification)
✅ 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 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
❓ 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)
None

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

Co-pack costs
Typical cost of a ORS/Zinc co-pack in the PUBLIC sector
N/A
Typical cost of a ORS/Zinc co-pack in the PRIVATE sector
N/A

Diarrhoea programmes currently on-going

Name Organisation Funder Diarrhoea specific Target area

Additional information
None

 

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2 thoughts on “ORS/Zinc status – Indonesia”

  1. ORS included in the National Essential Medicines List (https://jdih.kemkes.go.id/common/dokumen/kmkno.hk.01.07-menkes-6477-2021-signed.pdf)

    Zinc available “over the counter (https://www.k24klik.com/p/zinc-20mg-dispersible-tab-indofarma-9316)

    Any retailer can sell Zinc (https://www.farmaku.com/product/zinc-syrup-60-ml)

    Co-packaged ORS and Zinc availability: I asked my pediatrician and pharmacist about this co-packaged ORS and Zinc, both of them said that this packaging format was not available.

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