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WFP and the Ministry of Health launched a program to reduce anemia in children from 6 to 24 months

Date Published: 
01/27/2014
Summary: 

Colombia's Ministry of Health and WFP lauched  the program to prevent and reduce anemia in children under two-years-old.  This important inititative will be piloted in the departments of Bolivar and La Guajira in the North of Colombia, a region with high levels of anemia within this age group and a signicative indigenous and afrocolombian population. The first lady of Colombia, María Clemencia Rodríguez de Santos, participated in the event, as this program complements the strategy "From Zero to Forever" providing a comprehensive care strategy for Colombian children.