Zinc Alliance for Child Health

Reducing child mortality through the use of zinc supplements.

Zinc Alliance for Child Health

The Zinc Alliance for Child Health (ZACH) is a unique partnership created to develop and sustain zinc treatment programs that will help save children´s lives. This public-private-civil society alliance is committed to reducing child mortality by accelerating the use of zinc supplements and oral rehydration salts to treat diarrhoea, one of the most common killers of children in developing countries. The first project under the Zinc Alliance for Child Health will be to support the Ministry of Health in Senegal to dramatically scale up the use of zinc supplements, along with oral rehydration salts, for the treatment of diarrhoea.


  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

    Funding Agencies
    Staff size: 501-1000

    CIDA was established in 1968 to administer the bulk of Canada's official development assistance (ODA) program. The measure of its success lies in its contribution to the achievement of the...

  • Nutrition International

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    The Micronutrient Initiative (MI) is dedicated to ensuring that the world's most vulnerable-especially women and children in developing countries-get the vitamins and minerals they need to...

  • Teck Resources Limited

    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy, and is also a significant...

  • McCann Health

    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    McCann Health is a full-service healthcare communications network devoted to building enduring pharmaceutical brands. One of the top three healthcare marketing communications networks in the...

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Key Information

LocationWest Africa, Senegal
  • Start Date 2011
ValueUSD 20 Million