Children from 6-60 months in 22 provinces having high stunted growth rates will be given free vitamin A supplements on the National Micronutrient Day (June 1-2), Director of the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) Le Danh Tuyen said on May 25.
Some 4-8 million Vietnamese people are suffering from xerophthalmia – a progressive eye disease caused by vitamin A deficiency that can dry out tear ducts and eyes.
Vietnam has taken different solutions to prevent micronutrient deficiency, which is relatively common in the country, especially in rural and mountainous areas.
The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) held a ceremony in northern Ha Nam province on May 21 to kick off the 2016 Vietnam Micronutrient Day (June 1 and 2).
The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) under the Health Ministry launched the Micronutrient Day on December 1, with the aim of preventing micronutrient deficiencies.
About 5 million Vietnamese children aged from 6-36 months across the country’s 63 provinces and cities will receive free vitamin A pills on June 1-2.
(VOV) -The malnutrition rate among Vietnamese children under five years old has been reduced from 33% last year to 26.7% at present, according to the National Institute of Nutrition.
More than 5 million under five-year-old children and 600,000 mothers who have given birth in the last month are provided with vitamin A capsules and iron capsules to prevent nutrient deficiency on Micro-Nutrient Day on June 1-2.