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Context: Diarrhoea is a leading cause of mortality among under-five children, particularly within the African continent where it accounts for more than 1 in 10 under-five deaths. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF recommend treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) and dispersible zinc tablets. Adherence to the recommended treatment (ORS + zinc) only stands at 18% in sub-Saharan Africa, due to various issues including awareness of the recommended treatment among health personnel and caregivers. As part of efforts to address the issue, in 2019 the WHO added *co-packaged* ORS and zinc to their core and children’s Essential Medicines Lists for the treatment of diarrhoea. | The dataset: The dataset is derived from dispensing records of diarrhoea treatments for under-5 children, at a number of health facilities located within Mongu district, Zambia. The records relate to two different periods: i) October 2016, when ORS and zinc were only available separately for dispensation; ii) October 2017, when an ORS+zinc co-pack was also available. The dataset is used to assess whether the dispensing behaviour of the recommended therapy (ORS+zinc) underwent a statistically significant change following the introduction of the co-pack.

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Resource type
Dataset
Contributors
Creator: Berry, Simon 1
Contact person: Berry, Simon 1
Data curator: Domingo, Dario 2
Editor: Domingo, Dario 2
Data collector: Ngenda, Akufuna 3
1 ORS/Zinc Co-pack Alliance, United Kingdom
2 Durham University, United Kingdom
3 Keepers Zambia Foundation, Zambia
Funder
Research methods
Statistical hypothesis tests for a proportion and difference of proportions; odds ratio and rate ratio estimators; Mantel-Haenszel test for stratified data.
Other description
The code written to perform the analyses is available at  https://github.com/dario-domi/Diarrhoea-Treatment-in-Zambia
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Keyword
Medical dispensing records
Oral rehydration salts and zinc
Mongu district, Zambia
Co-packaging
Subject
Drugs--Prescribing
Diarrhea in children
Oral rehydration therapy for children
Location
Mongu District, Western Province, Zambia
Language
English
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Identifier
ark:/32150/r1x920fw93b
doi:10.15128/r1x920fw93b
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY)

Publisher
Durham University
Date Created
2024-05-20

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