Vitamin A is a micronutrient essential for proper growth and development. Children and pregnant women are most susceptible to vitamin A deficiency (VAD) because of the higher intake requirements needed during critical growth periods. VAD is a serious but preventable public health problem in Ethiopia. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin A is low and reliable data on VAD prevalence, particularly among vulnerable populations, is lacking. This poster presents a food based approach used in Ethiopia to study maternal nutrition and health indicators.
Publisher: International Potato Center
Publication Date: September2015
HOW TO CITE
Busse, H., Kurabachew, H., Ptak, M. and Fofanah, M. 2015. A food based approach to reduce vitamin A deficiency in Southern Ethiopia: A cross sectional study of maternal nutrition and health indicators. International Potato Center (CIP).