City to launch Micronutrient Day 2018 (17:01 11/05/2018)

HNP - The Ha Noi People’s Committee issued Official Letter No. 2008/UBND-KGVX on May 9, launching Micronutrient Day 2018 in the area.

Accordingly, the Department of Health will cooperate with departments, sectors, agencies and collectives to make a plan on launching Micronutrient Day in 2018 in accordance with guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the National Institute of Nutrition; ensure enough vitamin A capsules for children; allocate funds, materials and human resources to launch the Micronutrient Day; check and supervise the implementation of Micronutrient Day in districts and towns.

Relating to the above mission, the Department of Information and Communications is in charge of directing press agencies and radio systems to strengthen the popularization of the campaign “Micronutrient Day” to raise people’s awareness and apply various measures for prevention of micronutrient deficiencies.

The Department of Finance will allocate funds for the campaign as stipulated by law. Meanwhile, relevant departments, sectors and agencies will proactively cooperate with the Department of Health to check the implementation of the campaign.

People’s Committees of districts and towns are responsible for making their own plans on launching the campaign in areas; monitoring the deployment of the campaign in communes, wards and towns; strengthening the popularization to encourage people to make reasonable diets and diversify daily meals, use iodized salt so as to proactively prevent malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies; arranging funds for activities during the campaign in districts, towns; asking communes, wards and towns to give financial assistance to launch the  Micronutrient Day in the areas.

The Municipal People’s Committee asked the Viet Nam Fatherland Front’s Ha Noi chapter and collectives to enhance communication to encourage local people to positively respond to the campaign; participate in inspection teams to check the deployment of the campaign in districts, suburban districts and towns.

By Tran Huong

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