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An Evaluation of Newborn Vitamin A Supplementation Pilot Project in Nepal (2009-2010) Baseline Study

2010

MI

Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) formulated and endorsed a policy on Newborn Vitamin A Supplementation (NVAS) and launched a pilot intervention project in co-operation with UNICEF, Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and NFHP in Nawalparasi and Banke districts of Nepal. MoHP was testing two models as feasible strategies to dose newborns with a vitamin A capsule within a day or two of birth. They are (i) FCHV dosing and (ii) Mother/Family member dosing. This study was to obtain baseline information for the implementation of NVAS program through FCHVs in the project districts. The study attempts to compare the characteristic mainly of service delivery status as well as knowledge, attitude and practice in relation to NVAS of service provider.

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