Half of the vitamin shipment of nearly 4 million tablets from the USA will be dropped off at the NongHet District Hospital, located in eastern Xieng Khouang Province in northern Laos.

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Vitamins will be distributed to children from ages 1 to 5 years old as well as pregnant/lactating mothers. With the gracious support from Vitamin Angels, who donated the vitamins (www.vitaminangels.org), we are going to have healthier preschoolers in Nong Het.

This project is a continuation of the vitamin distribution project to 24,000 preschool children from 2010 and 2012.

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The hard work will commence soon. GCAC will be working with the Public Health Department, District Hospitals, and the local clinics’ doctors and nurses, who will be reminding the teachers, village leaders and families of the vitamins benefits as part of their efforts to make sure the vitamins are taken everyday, which is a major undertaking.

Posters on good eating habits and the importance of taking vitamins will be printed and distributed to the preschools, health clinics as reminders for children to take their vitamins. District doctors and nurses will be trained.

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Thanks to Rob Carpenter and his family for assisting GCAC with the vitamin project’s posters and other distribution expenses.

GCAC will continue to work closely with the Xieng Khouang Public Health and District medical staff to ensure a successful distribution as well as to monitor the children’s acceptance and health progress.

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Stay tuned for updates.

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