New Delhi: UNICEF launched a USD 5 million programme in India Wednesday for providing zinc supplementation and oral rehydration therapy to contain diarrhoea in children, officials associated with the project said.UNICEF Canada and Teck, a mineral company, launched the new programme that will save over 150,000 children`s lives in India.The programme aims to scale up the use of zinc supplementation and oral rehydration salts (ORS) to treat diarrhoea while strengthening health care systems across India.More children under the age of five die in India than anywhere else in the world. One of the leading causes of these deaths is diarrhoea.
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