The Cameroonian government is planning another vitamin A supplementation campaign for children across the national territory in the next month. The initiative was the focus of a meeting between Hamit Cakir Volkan, the Regional Director Eastern, Central and Southern Africa of Helen Keller International, and Malachie Manaouda, the Minister of Public Health.
With its partner, Cameroon seeks to save millions of children from going blind through the distribution of vitamin A. The NGO will also support the fight against neglected tropical diseases in the country over the next three years. As a reminder, Helen Keller International participated with the Cameroonian government in the eye care program in high schools and colleges. This program helped about 20,000 students.
“In 2021, with the support of Helen Keller Intl and our generous partners, more than 2 million children, aged six to 59 months, received vitamin A in Cameroon,” says Dr. Steve Ahanda, project manager for vitamin A supplementation at Helen Keller.