Global Nutrition Strategies Should Address Vitamin A Deficiencies, Food Fortification

Devex: Envisioning a world with fewer vitamin A deficiencies
S. Jamal Raza, director of the National Institute of Child Health in Karachi, Pakistan

“…Vitamin A is one of several nutrients needed for young people to live, grow, flourish, and see the world. We are all looking with great enthusiasm and expectation for the upcoming global summit in Tanzania about food fortification to fight the hidden hunger. These are the most cost-effective and efficient methods of overcoming dangers of micronutrient deficiencies. Developing global strategies — and implementing and upscaling the already existing strategies with proven benefits — is the way forward to fight the menace of malnutrition around the world” (8/19).

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