Role And Barriers of Using Zinc And ORS Combined in Diarrheal Diseases among Under Five Children: A Narrative Review

Authors

  • Sudha Bala
  • CS Kunduru
  • Pisudde PM
  • HT Pandve

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53553/JCH.v07i02.011

Keywords:

Role, Barriers, Zinc, ORS, Diarrhea, Under 5 children

Abstract

India has the highest burden of diarrhea among under-five children globally. In 2004, UNICEF and WHO revised recommendations to include zinc in ORS as a treatment for diarrhea. This narrative review illustrates on therole and effects of Zinc with ORS in diarrheal diseases and also barriers associated with their usage among under-five children. This paper highlights both promising areas and gaps that need to be addressed through future research. Zinc supplementation along with ORS has shown a substantial decline in children experiencing recurrent diarrhea, suggesting that zinc is an important factor in preventing and controlling diarrhea.

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Published

2019-12-31

How to Cite

Bala, S. ., Kunduru , C., PM, P. ., & Pandve , H. (2019). Role And Barriers of Using Zinc And ORS Combined in Diarrheal Diseases among Under Five Children: A Narrative Review. Journal of Comprehensive Health, 7(2), 60–66. https://doi.org/10.53553/JCH.v07i02.011

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Review Article