Dimapur, July 11 (MExN): The Eastern Nagaland Women Organization (ENWO) launched the 2nd Phase of Vitamin Angels Project on July 7 at NePeD Conference Hall where Menukhul John, Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Nagaland and Team Leader, NePeD, officially launched the Vitamin Angels Project.
Ayong Chang, President, ENWO delivered the welcome address. Asangla Cholong, Member, Nagaland State Women Commission and former President of ENWO also spoke on the Occasion.
Dr. Shilpa, Senior Program Advisor, Vitamin Angels Mumbai gave a detailed project overview to the Women gathered for the program.
Vitamin Angels project was first introduced to ENWO in 2011- when the partnership between these 2 organizations was initiated to ensure reaching the children and mothers in the eastern district of Nagaland. The 1st Phase was agreed upon to be between 2012 and 2016 where all children between 6 months to 5 years would receive vitamin A and deworming tablets through the ENWO network every 6 months. Gradually multivitamins for pregnant and breast feeding women were also added on a small scale to this partnership.
The ENWO under this project organizes Vitamin Sundays at every church to ensure maximum coverage.
The launching of the 2nd phase of the collaboration between ENWO and Vitamin Angels aims to ensure greater reach to the eastern districts of Nagaland. This phase will be between 2017-2020 with the goal of 100% reach to all children and mothers in the eastern district of Nagaland through rigorous internal monitoring and follow up action.
The ENWO also held its 1st presidential meeting for the tenure 2017-2020 and induction workshop on the 6th of July at the same venue. The resource person for the workshop was Takum Chang, POU, member NePeD.