Vitamin Angels Nigerian Director Visits
It was scintillating and hilarious experience yesterday during a meeting with Dr Francis Ohanyido, the chief representative and Director heading the Nigeria's branch of an International NGO by name, Vitamin Angels with his team in Owerri.
The meeting was the fusion of some stakeholders of NGOs in Imo State who are in partnership with Vitamin Angels that specialise and by oversight functions carryout Health and Health Education.
Amongst other partners, SpringAid International Development (SAID) Nigeria happens to be their major partner and distributor.
SAID Nigeria in 2017 launched a fight against HIV/AIDS in LGAs such Obowo, Ahiazu Mbaise and Ihitti-Uboma through the project "Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF). The Project aimed at the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS in rural communities.
SAID Nigeria also recorded 9% reduction in Children born HIV+. Furthermore, SAID's partnership with Vitamin Angels has seen to the distribution of two year rounds of Vitamin A and multivitamins to children from 6 months to 12 years and to pregnant and nursing mothers in local communities within the state.
The distribution budget is as follows due 12 months:-
Children 6-11 months = 26,000 doses ... --- of Vitamin A 100,000 IU
Children 12-59 months = 73,000 doses --- of Vitamin A 200,000 IU
Children 6-12 years = 73,000 doses ... --- Albendazole 400mg
Pregnant Women = 51,840, doses ... --- of Vitamins.
SAID Nigeria alongside with other NGOs is set to work with Imo State Government through the ministry of Health on community health and other health related issues.
I was there with the SAID Nigeria CEO, Arc. Ihens Teddy.
We say God bless Vitamin Angels.
Prince Joseph Nwosu-Okorie