Recent heavy rains and flash floods have taken the lives of 26 people and left 15 others missing and 27 injured in northern mountainous provinces (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A delegation from the National Nutrition Institute under the Ministry of Health (MoH) on August 9 visited and supported mothers and children in flood-hit localities in the northern mountainous provinces of Son La and Yen Bai with nutritious food products.

The products include multivitamin supplements for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and protein and essential vitamin supplements for children from six months to five years old.

The MoH’s bodies are working to support localities in preventing possible epidemic outbreaks after the flood like dengue fever and conjunctivitis. They will promote popularisation on food safety and environment hygiene.

By August 8, the ministry had provided medicine and medical equipment for Son La, DIen Bien and Yen Bai provinces.

Downpour, flood and landslides that ravaged northern localities earlier this month damaged numerous houses, roads and farm produce while claiming many local lives.-VNA