Vitamin A Prophylaxis programme

  • Vitamin A prophylaxis program aims at providing Vitamin A –  2 lakh IU (110mg retinol palmitate) – to all preschool children – every 6 months
  • It is a part of National Program for Control of Blindness (India)
  • It was launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 1970
  • It utilises technology developed by National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad
  • It has helped to decrease the preventable blindness in the community

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