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National Vitamin A Campaign for Children to Take Place on 6-7 Baishakh 2080 in Nepal

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National Vitamin A Campaign in Nepal

National Vitamin A Campaign for Children to Take Place on 6-7 Baishakh 2080 in Nepal

The government of Nepal has announced that it will conduct a national vitamin A campaign for children in the first week of Baisakh 2080. Dr. Vivek Kumar Lal, director of the Family Welfare Division of the Department of Health Services, has informed that the campaign will take place on 6th and 7th of Baishakh, 2080.

Vitamin A and Leprosy Medicine to be Given

During the campaign, vitamin A and leprosy medicine will be given to children across the country. The department has also announced that vitamin A capsules will be given to children aged six months to 59 months, and anti-worm medicine will be given to children aged one to five years.

Circular Issued to Ensure Success

The Family Welfare Division has issued a circular to the state and local levels to make the national campaign program a success. The department has also announced that vitamin A will be given to about 2.7 million children, while anti-worm medicine will be given to about 2.4 million children.

Aim to Reduce Health Complications and Malnutrition

The government started giving vitamin A capsules from 2050 to reduce the risk of health complications and malnutrition in children. Similarly, leprosy medicine has been given from 2056. Every year in Baisakh and Kattik, the government gives vitamin A and anti-worm medicine to children.

Importance of Vitamin A for Children

Vitamin A is crucial for the growth and development of children, as it helps maintain healthy skin, vision, and immune system. It is also essential for proper bone growth, and deficiency can lead to blindness and increased risk of infections.

The national vitamin A campaign is an important initiative to promote the health and wellbeing of children in Nepal. By providing vitamin A capsules and anti-worm medicine, the government aims to reduce the risk of health complications and malnutrition in children, which is a positive step towards a healthier and more prosperous future for the country.

Published on 30th March 2023

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