ORS/Zinc status – Rwanda

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RwandaRwanda

Population: 12.95m (2020)
Area: 26,338 sqkm

Diarrhoea deaths: 1,442 (2019)

ORS coverage: 34% (2019)

ORS + Zinc coverage: 22% (2019)

National EML download: Rwanda National Essential Medicines List-2015-First Edition

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 (added/as at Feb-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:
❌  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)
N/A

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

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
Mentorship by paediatricians
Rwanda Paediatric Association
USAID IntraHealth , ENABEL
No Under 5 children

 

Additional information
Thank you for bringing this initiative of co-packaging ORS and Zinc together.  But mind the taste.

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

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