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Colombia: New Programme Aims to Prevent and Reduce Anemia Among Children

Launching the Program to Prevent and Reduce Anaemia in children from 6-24 Months

From left to Right: Vice-Minister of Public Health, Fernando Ruiz,  Minister of Health and Social Protection, Alejandro Gaviria, First Lady of Colombia, María Clemencia Rodríguez de Santos and WFP CO Deputy Director, Riaz Lodhi

Colombian Minister of Health shows Micronutrients

Minister of Health and Social Protection, Alejandro Uribe, shows micronutrients to the press

The First Lady of Colombia and WFP

First Lady of Colombia, María Clemencia Rodriguez de Santos and WFP Deputy Director in Colombia, Riaz Lodhi

UN Agencies against anaemia

From left to right: UNICEF Representative in Colombia, Roberto Di Bernardi, FAO Representative in Colombia, Rafael Zavala and WFP Deputy Director, Riaz Lodhi attend the launching ceremony of the National Program to Reduce Anaemia in children from 6-24 months.

Press Conference

From left to right: Minister of Health and Social Protection, Alejandro Gaviria, Vice-Minister of Public Health, Fernando Ruiz and WFP Deputy Director, Riaz Lodhi, during the press conference

WFP and Ministry of Health Team

WFP and Ministry of Health and Social Protection team coordinating the anaemia prevention and reduction program

International Cooperation in Colombia

From left to right: COSUDE Representative, Serge Patenaude, UNICEF Representative, Roberto Di Bernardi, WFP CO Deputy Director, Riaz Lodhi, and FAO Representative, Rafael Zavala

A pilot programme for the prevention and reduction of anaemia was launched bt the Ministry of Health and Social Protection and the World Food Program, as part of the strategy of Integral Attention to Early Childhood "Zero to Forever".