Action - GNPR 2009-2010: Vitamin and mineral nutrition - Vitamin A supplementation - Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)

Programme: GNPR 2009-2010: Vitamin and mineral nutrition

Programme description

These programmes and actions were reported by countries for the WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review 2009-2010, Module 5 on Vitamin and mineral nutrition. Please note that for simplicity, all interventions in a thematic module have been combined under the same programme for GINA, while they may not be implemented as a package and may have different partners. These data are currently being updated and completed through the GINA verification process. If you think you can help update and complete any of these data, please sign up to GINA and edit.

Programme type



WHO (2013) Global Nutrition Policy Review. What does it take to scale up nutrition action?

The Global nutrition policy review is based on a questionnaire survey conducted during 2009–2010, in which 119 WHO Member States and 4 territories participated.

Target group: 
Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)
Age group: 
Primary health care center
Other delivery: 
health system
Implementation details : 

Supplementation with vitamin A was reported to the WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review (GNPR) 2009-2010. Supplementation free to user. Report reference: MIcronutrient Survey 2007.Vitamin A capsule is given to children aged 9 months to 2 1/2 years under immunization program and to pre and primary school children aged 2 ½ to -13 years under school health program.It is given once every 6 months and the program is carried out nationwide since 1999.• Vitamin A 100,000IU is given to children aged 9 months to 1 year (1st Dose of Vitamin A)• Vitamin A 200,000IU is given to children aged 1 to 13 years

Coverage level (%): 
National coverage

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