ORS/Zinc status – Myanmar

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MyanmarMyanmar

Population: 54.41m (2020)
Area: 676,575 sqkm

Diarrhoea deaths: 1,774 (2019)

ORS coverage: 62% (2016)

ORS + Zinc coverage: unknown

National EML download: not found

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 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)

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

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

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

Diarrhoea programmes currently on-going

Name Organisation Funder Diarrhoea specific Target area
Integrated Community Case Management by Volunteer Health Workers Government Ministry Government No Rural area where most of health volunteer projects exist

Additional information
Respondent’s comment (Mar-2022)
It is a very great idea to give combined drug of ORS & Zinc together. Many children have access to ORS but knowledge and accessibility for Zinc is still very limited in Myanmar. It will be very helpful for children in Myanmar if we can get combined ORS/Zinc at an affordable price.
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Making co-packaged ORS and Zinc the "go to" treatment for childhood diarrhoea

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