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02/12/2019 - 14:58

Long An province simultaneously provides high-dose vitamin A for children

In 2 days (from December 1 to 2), the Long An Center for Disease Control is organizing the 2nd high-dose vitamin A supplement campaign of 2019. It contributes to improving the stature, health, intelligence and quality of life of children.

The campaign contributes to improving the stature, health, intelligence and quality of life of children

The whole province has 55,480 children aged from 6-36 months. The campaign is carrying out simultaneously in localities throughout the province with 78 locations (3 health workers each).

The campaign goal is to eliminate clinical manifestations of dry eye disease caused by vitamin A deficiency and raise awareness about the prevention of micronutrient deficiency in the community.

In the campaign, the province strives to have over 98 percent of children aged from 6-36 months in the locality receiving vitamins at high doses and 100 percent at the district and commune levels propagating on prevention of micronutrient deficiency in children and their mothers (vitamin A, iron, iodine) as well as 10 nutrition tips on the mass media.

It is necessary for children to be taken vitamin A and weighed and tested their health during the campaign

Micronutrients only need a small amount but have a very important role to health. The lack of them causes serious effects on the body, especially children. Micronutrients include vitamins (A, B, C, D, E) and mineral elements (calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, iodine, selenium, copper). Therefore, it is necessary for children to be taken vitamin A and weighed and tested their health during the campaign./.

By Ngoc Man - Translated by Pham Ngan

Source: http://baolongan.vn/long-an-dong-loat-bo-sung-vitamin-a-lieu-cao-cho-tre-a86347.html

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