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Flyer 1: Promouvoir des approches axées sur l’alimentation pour lutter contre la carence en vitamine A en Afrique

La carence en vitamine A (CVA) est un problème de santé publique grave en Afrique. Il est le résultat d’une consommation insuffisante d’aliments riches en vitamine A et des infections fréquentes. Le problème touche environ 43% des enfants en âge préscolaire. La carence en vitamine A affaiblit le système immunitaire, …

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Flyer 1: Promote Food-based Approaches to Combat Vitamin A Deficiency in Africa

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, …

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Flyer 2: Promouvoir une approche globale pour réduire la carence en vitamine A en Afrique

La carence en vitamine A (CVA) touche plus de 43% des enfants en âge préscolaire en Afrique. La cause principale est l’insuffisance de l’apport en vitamine A due à une mauvaise alimentation. Des infections fréquentes peuvent contribuer à la CVA en diminuant l’appétit, en réduisant l’absorption et en augmentant les …

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Poster 4: Situational analysis of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (OFSP) in Kenya

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) and Malnutrition are widespread throughout the developing world. About 44% of pre-school age children in Africa are Vitamin A deficient, preventing them from growing and developing normally. In Kenya, VAD affects 84% of children and 39% of women (particularly pregnant women). Increasing the intake through the …

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SASHA Brief 2011: Integrating health and agriculture to maximize the nutritional impact of orange-fleshed sweetpotato: The Mama SASHA proof-of-concept project in Western Kenya

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) contributes to significant health problems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Most vulnerable are the young children and pregnant or lactating women. Orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is an important source of energy and beta-carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A in the body. This brief is reporting on project …

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