Vitamin A deficiency (VAD), a serious public health problem in Africa, is the result of inadequate dietary intake of vitamin A rich foods and frequent infections. The problem affects an estimated 43% of pre-school aged children. Vitamin A deficiency weakens the immune system, increases the risk of disease and death, and causes visual impairment in children and night blindness in pregnant women and children.
Authors: Soniia David, Julia Tagwireyi, Adiel Mbabu
Publisher: CIP and HKI
Publication Date: February2014
Keywords: RAC, Reaching Agents of Change (RAC), VAD, Vitamin A deficiency