Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018
HEALTH & EDUCATION

Hanoi to administer vitamin A to 6-36 month children

Updated at Thursday, 29 Nov 2018, 22:33
The Hanoitimes - It is expected that more than 1,900 children under six months who are not breastfed in Hanoi will be provided with vitamin A.
Some 448,000 children aged 6-36 months across the capital city of Hanoi will receive vitamin A supplementation on the 2nd Micronutrient Day in 2018, on November 30 and December 1, according to the Hanoi Center for Disease Control informed..
 
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Under the scheme,it is expected that more than 1,900 children under six months who are not breastfed will be provided with vitamin A and nearly 13,000 children aged 37-60 months will require vitamin A for prophylaxis.

In addition, there will be more than 7,700 mothers about to give birth within a month will be provided vitamin A in a large dose.

The Hanoi Center for Disease Control requested health stations in communes, wards and districts to ask parents with children in the above-mentioned age to the local clinics for vitamin A administration.
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