April 04, 2015
KPL has actively partcipated in the awareness building campaign arranged and co-ordinated by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW), Govt. of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh.
The four-day National Vitamin A-plus Campaign began across the country on April 25, 2015 in a bid to prevent childhood blindness and reduce child mortality. Over 2.20 crore children, aged between six months and five years, will be fed vitamin A-plus capsules at some 120,000 permanent health centres across the country during the campaign.
Capsule of vitamin A given at least twice a year to children 6 to 59 months of age can reduce under-5 child mortality by 24 per cent. Vitamin A strengthens children’s immune system, reduce frequency of diarrhea and measles, and prevent night blindness. Bangladesh has cut night blindness to 0.04 per cent in recent years from 3.76 per cent in 1982 through this campaign.