08:42 | 10/08/2017 Events
A delegation from the National Nutrition Institute, under the Ministry of Health (MoH), on August 9 visited and supported mothers and children in flood-hit localities, in the mountainous northern provinces of Son La and Yen Bai, with nutritious food products.
|Local residents are isolated after the flood in Nặm Păm Commune, Mường La District, Sơn La Province - Photo: kinhtedothi|
The products include multivitamin supplements for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and protein and essential vitamin supplements for children aged from six months to five years old.
The MoH’s bodies are working to support localities in preventing possible epidemic outbreaks following the floods, such asdengue fever and conjunctivitis. They will promote the popularisation of food safety and environmental hygiene.
By August 8, the ministry had provided medicine and medical equipment for Son La, DIen Bien and Yen Bai provinces.
Downpours, floods and landslides that ravaged the northern localities earlier this month damaged numerous houses, roads and farm produce while claiming the lives of many locals.