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September 27, 2006 - Press Release
Helen Keller International participates in flour fortification initiative in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kinshasa, DRC - On September 27, 2006, Helen Keller International took place in the launch of an initiative to fortify wheat flour with iron and folic acid in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The DRC Minister of Health, Mr. Emile Bongeli Yeikolo, presided over the opening ceremony. This initiative is being implemented by HKI and its program partners including UNICEF, the Micronutrient Initiative, the National Programme of Nutrition under the Ministry of Health and Midema, a private sector company that mills both wheat and maize flour.

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