This is the information we currently have on Nigeria. If you can fill any of the gaps please do so by commenting below.
Estimated number of local ORS Manufacturers: unknown (but there are several and there are several manufacturers of Zinc too.
Is Zinc classified as an ‘over the counter’ medicine? Yes.
Is there a positive attitude to private sector involvement in health? Yes and this is a priority in the National Health Plan 2010-2015 (PDF 6.2 MB).
Is ORS/Zinc mentioned in the Ministry of Health’s strategy? Yes but not co-packaged ORS/Zinc and there appears to be no emphasis on improving access to ORS/Zinc.
Strength of ColaLife’s contact network (0=weak, 5=strong): 3 – through links with international organisations. We do not have our own direct local links.
Is there interest in adapting ColaLife’s experience from Zambia? Yes – we have a potential champion identified.
Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country (174 million) and has one of the highest levels of child mortality (12.8%) and so is a high priority for engagement.
Last updated: 8-Sep-16
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