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Bangladesh distributes vitamin A capsules to millions of chi
发布时间:2015-11-17 05:21 来源:http://www.techolics.com

Bangladesh distributes vitamin A capsules to millions of chi

Bangladesh distributes vitamin A capsules to millions of chi

A child receives vitamin A capsules from a health worker during a vitamin A campaign at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nov. 14, 2015. (Xinhua/Shariful Islam)

DHAKA, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh has offered vitamin A capsules to millions of children between six months and five years of age in an effort to prevent night blindness.

Health workers and volunteers on Saturday distributed vitamin A at 120,000 permanent and 20,000 mobile sites across the country.

Bangladesh conducts vitamin A campaign twice a year through placing great emphasis on it.

Parents were seen to take their kids to the centers in Dhaka to feed them vitamin A.

Bangladeshi State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Maleque said the government's target is to feed capsules to at least 21 million children across the country.

Maleque said such vitamin A campaigns contributed a lot to the government's efforts in reducing night blindness and the risk of child deaths from diseases such as measles and diarrhoea.

The campaigns have reportedly slashed the rate of night blindness to 0.04 percent now in the country from the figure of 3.76 percent in 1982.

Bangladesh distributes vitamin A capsules to millions of chi

A child receives vitamin A capsules from a health worker during a vitamin A campaign at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nov. 14, 2015. (Xinhua/Shariful Islam)