Malawi ORS Case Study

Under five mortality in Malawi has been falling steadily since the mid 1950s (when it was 366 per thousand live births).  ORS took off much earlier in Malawi than in other countries so current use rates are much higher.  Zinc has only just been introduced into national programs and has limited availabilty in country currently.  This study discusses the success of the ORS scale up programs in Malawi, as well as the cost of the program.  The study examined the following contectual attributes:  product development, training of providers, marketing of ORS, financing scale up, and availability of supplies.  


Saul Morris, Skye Gilbert, Shelby Wilson


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

November 2012
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BCC for Diarrhea and Pneumonia
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