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49,000 Grandmothers of Nepal

49,000 Grandmothers of Nepal

Apr 26, 2006-- Twenty years ago, Nepal's infant-mortality rate was 133 for every 1,000 births, with most of the babies claimed by pneumonia and diarrhea. By the 1980s, they had found the culprit -- lack of Vitamin A in the Nepalese diet. But no one could implement an effective program to deliver a low-cost vitamin-A capsule that could be taken as infrequently as twice a year. That was until Ram Shrestha hit upong a brilliant insight -- get the grandmothers to volunteer! Today, the infant mortality rate has been halved, thanks to 49,000 grandmothers distributing Vitamin A to 3.5 million Nepalese children. (1549 reads)


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