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Under-5s Questionnaire VITAMIN A MODULE. Vitamin A is essential for adequate functioning of the immune system. Vitamin A deficiency can lead to blindness.

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1 Under-5s Questionnaire VITAMIN A MODULE

2 Vitamin A is essential for adequate functioning of the immune system. Vitamin A deficiency can lead to blindness A vitamin A deficient child faces a 25% greater risk of dying from a range of childhood ailments such as measles, malaria or diarrhoea. Background Childrens Questionnaire VITAMIN A MODULE

3 Adequate vitamin A intake increases the chances of survival, reduces severity of childhood illnesses, and thereby eases the strain on health systems and hospitals Improving the vitamin A status of pregnant women may reduce their risk of dying during pregnancy and childbirth, improves their resistance to infection, and helps reduce anemia. Background (Cont.) Childrens Questionnaire VITAMIN A MODULE

4 World Fit for Children Goal: Achieve sustainable elimination of vitamin A deficiency by 2010 Indicator % under fives who received at least one high dose vitamin A supplement within the last 6 months. Purpose To monitor vitamin A supplementation programmes Childrens Questionnaire VITAMIN A MODULE

5 Eligibility Countries with an under five mortality rate higher than 70 per 1000 or where vitamin A deficiency is a public health problem Childrens Questionnaire VITAMIN A MODULE

6 Preparation Obtain a sample of capsule to show respondent Childrens Questionnaire VITAMIN A MODULE

7 VITAMIN A MODULEVA VA1. Has ( name ) ever received a vitamin A capsule (supplement) like this one? Show capsule or dispenser for different doses – 100,000 IU for those 6-11 months old, 200,000 IU for those months old. Yes1 No2 DK8 2 next module 8 next Module VA2. How many months ago did ( name ) take the last dose?Months ago__ __ DK98 VA3. Where did ( name ) get this last dose?On routine visit to health facility 1 Sick child visit to health facility 2 National Immunization Day campaign3 Other ( specify ) 6 DK8


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