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Flyer: A Holistic Approach to Combating Vitamin A Deficiency is Needed in Tanzania

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a serious public health problem, with 34% of Tanzanian children aged between 6-59 months deficient in this micronutrient. VAD increases risk of disease, visual impairment and death in children, and night blindness in pregnant and lactating women. Like other forms of under-nutrition, VAD undermines the country’s future economic and social development. Tanzania loses an estimated 2.65% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to vitamin and micronutrient deficiencies. This flyer outlines strategies for addressing VAD in Tanzania

Authors: Revelian Ngaiza, Margaret Benjamin, Jonathan Mkumbira, Nessie Luambano, Revelian Ngaiza, Margaret Benjamin, Jonathan Mkumbira, Nessie Luambano

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Subjects: Nutrition Strategies

Pages: 1

Publisher: International Potato Center

Publication Date: 2013

Keywords: Nutrition strategies