Canadian program targets diarrhea-related child deaths in India

A new Canadian program aims to save the lives of about 150 000 children in three states in India by scaling up the use of zinc supplementation and oral rehydration salts. The Zinc Alliance for Child Health (ZACH) is a movement of Canadian organizations led by UNICEF Canada and Teck Resources Limited, one of the world´s largest producers of zinc.

About 30% of under-five child deaths globally occur in India, according to United Nations estimates in 2011.

Read the full article by Dr. Soumyadeep B at Canadian Medical Association Journal. (OPEN ACESSS)

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