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Continuing nutrition education by the Youth Volunteer Group, Nepal

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In SIGHT AND LIFE Newsletter 3/2005 (pp. 27–29) we reported on the nutrition education pro- gram made possible by financial and logistical support from SIGHT AND LIFE. We were very pleased when SIGHT AND LIFE gave us the opportunity to continue a similar program in another area of Nepal. About 43% of Nepal’s total population of 23.8 million is under the age of 16. Of these, 3% suffer from vitamin A deficiency xerophthalmia. Eye diseases are considered to be a vast problem which has adverse effects in the mental as well as physical development of children. This gave us the incentive to continue this Nutrition Education Campaign. Despite the fact that the National Vitamin A Program for the prevention of vitamin A deficiency has been ongoing for many years now (editor: see SIGHT AND LIFE Newsletter 3/1995 pp. 12–13), it seems that knowledge in the population is still not sufficient. Therefore the YVG started this education effort in various areas to make people aware of their own nutrition situation and that of their children. From January to March 2006 this “Nutrition Education Campaign” was carried out in the area of the Kavrepalanchok district. The direct beneficiaries were 559 children and 275 pregnant and nursing mothers and their families

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Year 2006
Authors Ashish Sharma
Language English
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DOI https://doi.org/10.52439/PBYL2538
DOI Number 10.52439/PBYL2538
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