ORS/Zinc status – South Sudan

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South SudanSouth Sudan

Population: 11.19m (2020)
Area: 619,745 sqkm

Diarrhoea deaths: 3,452 (2019)

ORS coverage: 39% (2019)

ORS + Zinc coverage: 2% (2010)

National EML download: [not yet found]

National policy
ORS+Zinc in National Clinical Guidelines
✅ National Essential Medicines List last updated in 2018
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 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

Co-pack availability
❌ Co-packaged ORS and Zinc available
❌ Discussions underway about introducing co-packaged ORS and Zinc (as reported in Jun-2022)

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
IMNCI UNICEF World Bank No Jonglei and Upper Nile States
Boma Health Initiative (community based management of child hood illnesses) UNICEF and Health Pool Fund World Bank and Light Foundation (Germany) No Jonglei and Upper Nile States

 

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

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