​​National Vitamin A campaign being organized on April 18 and 19

Published On: April 16, 2024 11:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 16: The Nationwide Vitamin A campaign for children is being held on April 18 and 19.

Under the campaign, Vitamin 'A' capsules will be administered to children aged six months to 59 months and anti-worming tablets to children aged one to five years.

Head of the Nutrition Branch of the Ministry of Health and Population, Department of Health Services, Leela Bikram Thapa, shared that vitamin A will be given to about 3.2 million children and anti-worming tablets to about 2.9 million children. 

The government has been organizing vitamin 'A' administration campaigns since 2050 BS.

A total of 52,000 female community health volunteers and 10,000 health workers are being deployed for the National Vitamin ‘A’ program.

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