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NEPAL NATIONAL VITAMIN A PROGRAM. Nepal Vitamin A Program Objectives reduce child mortality and prevent xerophthalmia through supplementation of children.

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1 NEPAL NATIONAL VITAMIN A PROGRAM

2 Nepal Vitamin A Program Objectives reduce child mortality and prevent xerophthalmia through supplementation of children 6-60 months of age with high-dose vitamin A capsules reduce vitamin A deficiency to a level that no longer constitutes a public health problem.

3 Nepal Vitamin A Program Implementation Strategy twice yearly supplementation community-based female volunteers (FCHVs) vit A and health education monitoring and evaluation

4 Nepal Vitamin A Program Implementation Strategy training logistics support assistance with education and promotional activities field supervision monitoring and evaluation. Nepali Technical Assistance Group (NTAG) FCHV giving Vitamin A

5 CHALLENGES

6 Nepal Vitamin A Program NVAP Initiated Districts All 75 Districts are covered now

7 Child Deaths Averted by Vitamin A Supplementation

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9 community-based, female community health volunteers slow, consistent, gradual expansion GON ownership, enabling policy environment donor coordination community empowerment and ownership support systems strengthened NTAG Nepal Vitamin A Program Elements of Success

10 The Future …


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