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WHO Official Discusses Food Fortification Challenges In Devex Interview

Devex: Equity, cost, and a comprehensive approach to nutrition and fortification
“More than half of the world’s countries recognize the benefits of food fortification, a process that adds essential vitamins and minerals to foods. But while it has gained momentum, Francesco Branca, director for health and development at the World Health Organization, admits [in this video interview] that the quality of fortification remains variable and the vulnerable groups — for which these programs have been designed — are not always reached…” (Jimeno, 11/9).

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