Burkina Faso Iodine

Burundi

Vitamin A

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EPIDEMIOLOGICAL DATA

     
Clinical Vitamin A Deficiency
No clinical survey has been conducted.
Sub-clinical Vitamin A Deficiency
No sub-clinical survey has been conducted.
 
     
 

POLICY AND LEGISLATION

 

Legislation on VAD

    There is no VAD legislation in Burundi, however, there is legislation being developed.
 

Government Agency to Address VAD

     The Ministry of Health/Lutte contre les Maladies Transmissibles et Carentielles (LMTC) is responsible for both coordination and monitoring of VAD.
     Contact Info: Marianne Barutwanayo
 
     

PROGRAM DATA

   
Supplementation
Program Description
     Supplementation occurs in selective feeding programs, National Immunization Days, and is being integrated in routine EPI activities and IMCI.
 
Targeting

    

Children 6-59 months: 1,123,148

    

Lactating women: 281,287
VA Supply:

Source

Supplementation: Number of Capsules (000)

 

200,000 IU

100,000 IU

50,000 IU

10,000 IU

 

 

 

 

 

Imported into country

1,650,000

200,000

 

 

Locally produced

N/A

N/A

 

 

Totals

1,650,000

200,000

 

 

 

 

Fortification

    

There are no VitA fortification programs in Burundi.

Other Programs
Dietary Change
     There is a nationwide program for improved vitamin A status via dietary change.  The program emphasizes locally available vitamin A rich foods.

Community-based Programs

     There are activities to promote improved vitamin A status through selective feeding programs and community nutrition activities.  Target groups are children under five and women.  This is run by the staff of nutrition centers, health centers, and community workers.
     
     
 
MONITORING
 

Clinical and Sub-clinical VAD

     Monitoring activities are not yet in place.
 
Supplementation
     Vitamin A capsules that are imported are monitored by the supply section.  UNICEF is importing and distributing all the vitamin A within the country.
     Coverage of supplementation programs are monitored through monthly reports and field visits.
Fortification
     There are no fortification programs to monitor. 
     
     
PROGRAM RESOURCES
   
Donor Agencies
     External Donor Agencies include MI in Canada, and UNICEF.  UNICEF provides technical assistance and the supply of vitamin A capsules.  MI's function was not reported.
VAD Program Funding History and Projections - Not Reported