Positioning Statement

GRZ ORS and Zinc co-pack
The Zambian government’s ORS/Zinc co-pack
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Positioning Statement
ORS/Zinc CO-PACK Alliance (ORSZCA)


Organisations and individuals committed to accelerating uptake of CO-PACKAGED ORS and Zinc in the countries where there is a high incidence of childhood diarrhoea.

Who want:

To permanently reduce diarrhoea deaths and malnutrition among children in high incidence countries.

The ORS/Zinc  CO-PACK Alliance (ORSZCA) is:

A global peer-to-peer alliance identifying and breaking down the barriers to wide uptake of the ORS and Zinc CO-PACK in the countries with a high incidence of diarrhoea.

The only international network advocating for the new recommendation (WHO Essential Medicines List 2019) that diarrhoea in children should be treated with CO-PACKAGED ORS and Zinc.

Formed around a single vision to make CO-PACKAGED ORS and Zinc the “go-to” treatment of child diarrhoea in high incidence countries.

That provides:

A sharply focussed “call to action,” “assembly point” and “playbook” to accelerate uptake of the new global CO-PACK recommendation (WHO Essential Medicines List 2019) by international, regional, national, and sub-national health authorities the private sector and public/private partnerships.


Non-action-orientated networks. Networks hosted by, or formed around, a large organisation or funding opportunity. ORSZCA is formed around a mission.


Will make the ORS and Zinc CO-PACK the “go-to” treatment for diarrhoea in children in high incidence countries.

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