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Population: 15.89m (2020)
Area: 637,655 sqkm
Diarrhoea deaths: 9,531 (2019)
ORS coverage: 13% (2019)
ORS + Zinc coverage: ??% (2019)
* Somalia has the tenth highest number of diarrhoea deaths in the World
National EML download: Somali Essential Medicines List (2019)
✅ ORS+Zinc in National Clinical Guidelines
✅ National Essential Medicines List last updated in 2019
✅ 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
✅ Zinc available “over the counter”
✅ Any retailer can sell Zinc
Outlets for Zinc tablets:
✅ Drug stores/shops
❌ General retail outlets
✅ Community Health Workers
❌ Door-to-door sales people
✅ Government hospitals/clinics
✅ Private hospitals/clinics
❌ Campaigns and outreach
❌ Co-packaged ORS and Zinc available
✅ Discussions underway about introducing co-packaged ORS and Zinc
Co-packaged ORS and Zinc brands (may not be exhaustive)
Co-packaged ORS and Zinc manufacturers (may not be exhaustive)
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|
|Female health workers. Child health technical working group||Federal Ministry of Health||Government||No||National|
The government would like to develop a national child survival strategy.
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