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17 Oct 2006 description

Kinshasa, DRC, October 17, 2006 - On September 27, 2006, Helen Keller International took place in the launch of an initiative to fortify wheat flour with iron and folic acid in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The DRC Minister of Health, Mr. Emile Bongeli Yeikolo, presided over the opening ceremony.

07 Dec 2005 description

Kinshasa, December 7, 2005 -- Helen Keller International (HKI) distributed vitamin A capsules to an estimated 11 million children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in November. As part of the organization's commitment to enhance maternal and child health, HKI is integrating vitamin A supplementation into the country's existing National Immunization Days (NIDs). This most recent vitamin A distribution campaign was conducted in collaboration with UNICEF through funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Micronutrient Initiative.