Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Production of zinc tablets and zinc oral solutions

Guidelines for programme managers and pharmaceutical manufacturers


World Health Organization, UNICEF, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USAID

Publication details

Number of pages: 28
Publication date: 2007
Languages: English, French, Russian
ISBN: 9241594942 (English), 9789242594942 (French), 9789244594940 (Russian)



These guidelines were prepared to assist policy makers and programme managers in the selection and procurement of quality zinc products (zinc tablets and zinc oral solutions) for use in the prevention and treatment of diarrhoea in children under the age of five. These guidelines can also be used by pharmaceutical manufacturers to develop quality zinc products.