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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: November 2012

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Community Access to Zinc Becomes a Reality in Kenya

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Region: Africa

See also:

Maternal and child healthControlling diarrheal disease

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