Oyo Govt Targets 1.5m Children For Vitamin A Supplement

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Oyo State Gov, Abiola Ajimobi

The Oyo State Government says it is targeting 1.5 million children who are under five years as beneficiaries of Vitamin A supplement during the forthcoming Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Week.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Azeez Adeduntan, made the disclosure on Saturday in Ibadan while giving an update on the preparation for the MNCH week

The MNCH Week holds between May 29 and June 2.

Adeduntan said parents of children from six months to 59 months were expected to bring their wards to the health facilities and outreach centres provided by the government for the exercise.

He said that Vitamin A was essential for the targeted children in order to boost their immune system, improve their sight as well as prevent measles and other related skin diseases.

The commissioner said the week would be held in 1,404 health…

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