Action - A2Z: The USAID Micronutrient and Child Blindness - Vitamin A supplementation - Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)

Programme: A2Z: The USAID Micronutrient and Child Blindness

Programme description

A2Z: The USAID Micronutrient and Child Blindness Project consolidates, builds, and expands on USAID's long-term investment in micronutrients, child survival, and nutrition. A2Z takes proven interventions to scale, introduces innovation, expands services, and builds sustainable programs to increase the use of key micronutrient and blindness interventions to improve child and maternal health. With work in vitamin A supplementation of children, newborn vitamin A, food fortification, maternal and child anemia control, monitoring and evaluation, and health systems strengthening, A2Z's focus countries have included Bangladesh, Cambodia, the East, Central and Southern Africa region, India, Nepal, Philippines, Tanzania, Uganda and West Bank.

The objectives of A2Z’s program in Uganda are to support increased vitamin A supplementation coverage in selected districts, expand coverage of fortified foods, improve coverage and adherence to anemia protocols for pregnant women, and support development of guidelines to include zinc in diarrhea case management for young children.

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National and district levels
Target group: 
Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)
Age group: 
6-59 months
Implementation details : 

A2Z supports Uganda’s national Child Days Plus (CDP) program for vitamin A and deworming each year at national and district levels. The project is collaborating with the Neglected Tropical Diseases program to train community medicine distributors to administer vitamin A supplements to children 6-59 months old, assist target districts in the development of guidelines, share best practices for planning of Child Days Plus, and conduct regional Child Days Plus feedback and planning meetings in collaboration with UNICEF. The project also supports data collection and supervision activities as part of the national health management information system.

Target population size : 
some districts
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Outcome reported by social determinants: 
Vulnerable groups

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Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:36ginaContribEdited by william_nkoom.published
Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:36ginaContribEdited by william_nkoom.published