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January 30, 2007 - Press Release
HKI Implements an Integrated Strategy to Fight Vitamin A Deficiency in Cameroon.

Yaounde, Cameroon –In January, Cameroon’s Ministry of Health launched an integrated and comprehensive campaign to combat the health threats of measles, malaria and vitamin A deficiency (VAD). In the past, Cameroon distributed vitamin A capsules during National Immunization Days to fight polio (NIDs), but since the NIDS are being phased out, the country must implement other approaches to address the problem. One strategy is integrating vitamin A supplementation into campaigns that provide measles vaccinations or distribute insecticide-treated nets to prevent malaria.

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