664,342 cases of childhood diarrhea treated

Despite significant advancements in reducing child mortality, diarrhea along with pneumonia and malaria, still accounts for a majority of under-five deaths. SHOPS Plus contributes to the reduction of childhood mortality and illness by improving access to child health services through private sector engagement. The project does this by increasing awareness of proper treatment of diarrhea with oral rehydration salts and zinc, and expanding access to these products. Treatment for episodes of diarrhea include ORS and zinc products alone and in co-packs. Over the period of October 2017 to September 2018, the project directly supported the treatment of 663,342 cases of childhood diarrhea with ORS, ORS/zinc co-packs, or zinc in Afghanistan and Madagascar.

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Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus is a five-year cooperative agreement (AID-OAA-A-15-00067) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This website is made possible by the generous support of the American people through USAID. The information provided on this website is not official U.S. government information and does not represent the views or positions of USAID or the U.S. government.