National campaign to provide vitamin A to children starts today
Date: April 19, 2023
The national vitamin ‘A’ campaign for children has commenced across Nepal today, with the aim to reach millions of children with essential supplements.
The Director of the Family Welfare Division under the Ministry of Health and Population, Dr. Bivek Kumar Lal, announced that the campaign to administer vitamin A capsules and deworming tablets to children has begun nationwide. The campaign is scheduled to take place over the course of two days.
Children between the ages of six months to 59 months will be provided with vitamin A capsules, while deworming tablets will be given to children aged one to five years. The target is to reach approximately 2.7 million children with vitamin A capsules and 2.4 million children with deworming tablets.
The national vitamin ‘A’ campaign has been a recurring effort by the government of Nepal since 2050 BS, conducted twice a year during the months of Baisakh and Kartik according to the Lunar calendar.
Conclusion: The national vitamin ‘A’ campaign is a crucial initiative to ensure that children in Nepal receive essential nutrients for their growth and development. The government’s efforts to promote the health and well-being of children through these campaigns are commendable.
Attribution: Dr. Bivek Kumar Lal, Director of the Family Welfare Division, Ministry of Health and Population, Nepal.
CTA: Parents and caregivers are encouraged to bring their children aged six months to five years to the nearest health centers to avail the benefits of the national vitamin ‘A’ campaign and ensure their children’s well-being.