National Vitamin A campaign on April 18 and 19

Kathmandu, April 16

The Nationwide Vitamin A campaign for children is being organised 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 organising a vitamin A administration campaign since 1993. A total of 52,000 female community health volunteers and 10,000 health workers are being deployed for the National Vitamin A campaign.

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