Please register for the launch of the ORS/Zinc Co-pack Alliance (ORSZCA)

Over the last six months ColaLife has worked with others, and with Leith Greenslade (JustActions) in particular, to establish the ORS/Zinc Co-pack Alliance (ORSZCA) to advocate for the new WHO recommendation that ORS and Zinc should be co-packaged for the treatment of diarrhoea. This represents ColaLife’s last push to globalise our impact. Regular readers will know that ColaLife played leading role in securing this new WHO co-packaging recommendation – see Success: WHO adds co-packaged ORS and Zinc to its Essential Medicines List – however, history has shown us that a new WHO recommendation in itself will achieve very little and that a strong advocacy effort will be required to ensure uptake by national governments. ORSZCA aims to be that strong advocacy effort and will be where ColaLife applies the majority of its resources moving forward.

If you’re interested in following the ColaLife story, please follow ORSZCA as well. You can subscribe for free here:

It would be great to have ColaLife supporters at the ORSZCA Launch on 19-Jan-22. Everyone is welcome and you can register here. The launch will take the form of a webinar with contributions from some very distinguished experts in this area. All the details are included in the invitation below. We hope to “see” you on 19-Jan-22.


Launch of the ORS/Zinc Co-pack Alliance (ORSZCA)

Date: Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
Time: 9am – 10:30am EST [GMT-5]
Zoom: Register here

Photo credit: Kate Holt/MCSP, Nondwe Iganga, Uganda

Please register to join a webinar to launch the ORS/Zinc Co-pack Alliance. We are grateful to the Child Health Task Force for hosting our launch. ORSZCA brings together organisations and individuals to identify and remove barriers to co-packaging to accelerate uptake and save lives. The Child Health Task Force will collaborate closely with ORSZCA towards the common goal of strengthened equitable and comprehensive child health programs. Join the event to hear from a distinguished panel of experts on this topic, meet the ORSZCA leadership, and become a part of this global collaborative effort.
Register here.

Speakers & Panelists

Dr. Alison Morgan
Senior Health Specialist
Global Financing Facility
Audrey Battu
Essential Medicines
Clinton Health Access Initiative
Malia Boggs
Senior Technical Advisor
Child Health
Dr. Om Prakash Singh
Head of Health and Nutrition
Save the Children India
Dr. Robert Black
Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Tahmeed Ahmed
Executive Director, icddr,b


    • Dr. Morseda Chowdhury, Director, Health, Nutrition and Population Programme, BRAC Bangladesh, ORSZCA Co-chair
    • Samy Ahmar, Head of Health, Save the Children UK, ORSZCA Co-chair
    • Dyness Kasungami, Director, Child Health Task Force, Senior Child Health Advisor, JSI Research & Training
    • Simon Berry, ORSZCA Start-up Catalyst, ColaLife

Please register using the link below in order to access the meeting connection information and add the webinar to your personal calendar.