Vitamin A and Deworming Programme
- Kayin State
- Status / Year:
- Finished / 2014
- No of Beneficiaries:
This programme helps to reduce child mortality.
21 field staff and 7 field managers train and collaborate with teachers and medics in Kayin state (Myanmar) to administer and provide vitamin A and deworming to approximately 50,000 children under 12 years old. Children are given a single dose of vitamin A and deworming every 6 months to prevent malnutrition, anemia and stunted growth due to worm infestation as well as to prevent gastrointestinal tract infection, respiratory tract infection and eye problems due to vitamin A deficiency.