The A Factor

THE A FACTOR is a documentary film shot on location in Nepal that chronicles the efforts of a committed doctor and local healthcare workers who are bringing life-saving Vitamin A capsules to the children of Nepal. The short film weaves tells the captivating journey of Dr. Alfred Sommer, celebrated Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Sommer, has made a groundbreaking discovery that Vitamin A capsules can save the lives of two million children a year. This finding has led to the largest worldwide medical mobilization since the polio vaccine. In this film, Sommer travels from Katmandu to the Terai region of Nepal. Along the way, he meets locals and Vitamin A volunteers and listens to their stories. Sommer shares tea with a local Lama, delivers Vitamin A to a night-blind pregnant woman, and attends the medical examination of a newborn.
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Nanking - Narrated