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Get the Facts

  • Zinc is essential for growth and brain development, especially in children

  • Every year, 450,000 children are at risk of dying from complications associated with zinc deficiency

  • A simple $0.50 treatment of zinc tablets and oral rehydration salts can save a child’s life

Send One, Save One Campaign Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Send One, Save One e-postcard campaign for We Day.

  • 3,240 zinc treatments were donated to UNICEF in support of our partnership in India.
  • E-postcards were sent to recipients in 102 countries worldwide to raise awareness about zinc deficiency.

Stay tuned for our We Day 2014-2015 campaign launching this fall!




Each year, nearly 450,000 children die as a result of not having enough zinc in their diet. Millions more suffer from complications associated with zinc deficiency, including a weakened immune system and stunted growth.

In 2011, we launched our Zinc & Health program to raise awareness about zinc deficiency and partner with international organizations to help get zinc to those who need it most.

To date, the human health of more than 35 million people has been improved as a result of our efforts. Visit our Programs & Partnerships page to learn more about how Teck’s Zinc & Health program is making a difference around the world.

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