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January 10, 2006 - Press Release
Helen Keller International Delivers Health Package to 2 Million Children in Senegal.

Dakar, Senegal – Helen Keller International (HKI) reached 100% of children targeted for vitamin A supplementation (VAS) during a campaign in Senegal from December 8-12, 2005. HKI oversaw the delivery of vitamin A to nearly 2 million Senegalese children who also received the polio vaccine and de-worming medication as part of an integrated child health package.  The second of two annual campaigns, this most recent round of VAS days was carried out in collaboration with PATH, UNICEF, the United States Agency for International Development’s BASICS program and World Health Organization through support from the Canadian International Development Agency and Micronutrient Initiative. 

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