In 2012, the Kenyan Poisons and Pharmacy Board reclassified zinc from a prescription medicine to an over-the-counter treatment. This policy change allows caregivers to quickly access treatment when a child shows signs of diarrheal disease—the second leading killer of children under five years old in Kenya.
Corporate author(s): PATH
Publication date: December 2012
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Related regions: Africa
- For advocates and policymakers > Child health
- Maternal and child health > Controlling diarrheal disease
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