Vitamin A campaign to start from June 1
VGP - The Ministry of Health will launch a nationwide Vitamin A campaign for about six million children between 6 to 59 months from June 1.
The campaign will take place in 22 mountainous provinces in which children between six and 59 months of age will get free vitamin A supplements and kids from 24-59 months of age will receive periodic deworming.
In the rest of 41 provinces and cities, children between six and 35 months of age will get free vitamin A supplements.
Micronutrient deficiency is a persistent health problem in Viet Nam, and requires proper attention and more investment from the Government.
On Micronutrient Day on June 6, dissemination and educational activities will be held nationwide to raise public awareness of good nutrition and promote food hygiene and safety./.