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Module 7: Frequency of Consumption of Vitamin A Rich Foods

Micronutrient malnutrition, the lack of vitamin A in particular, is one of the major public health problems in less developed countries. It can lead to blindness and death in children under five years of age. Globally, an estimated 250 million preschool children are vitamin A deficient, of which about 250,000 …
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Revitalizing a platform for regional Advocacy on Vitamin A in Africa: Final Report

One of the key debates within the stakeholders in this workshop was the scope and focus of a new platform. Like RAC, the previous VITAA platform grew from the activities that had started up around breeding staple crops of choice to increase micronutrient levels that could increase blood serum micronutrient …
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Module 7: Frequency of Consumption of Vitamin A Rich Foods

Micronutrient malnutrition, the lack of vitamin A in particular, is one of the major public health problems in less developed countries. It can lead to blindness and death in children under five years of age. Globally, an estimated 250 million preschool children are vitamin A deficient, of which about 250,000 …
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Revitalizing a platform for regional Advocacy on Vitamin A in Africa: Final Report of the VITAA Platform Meeting Held in Nairobi, January 2013

One of the key debates within the stakeholders in this workshop was the scope and focus of a new platform. Like RAC, the previous VITAA platform grew from the activities that had started up around breeding staple crops of choice to increase micronutrient levels that could increase blood serum micronutrient …
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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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From lab to life: Making storable orange-fleshed sweetpotato purée a commercial reality

Research in Rwanda demonstrated that orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) purée (steamed, mashed roots) was an economically viable, vitamin A enhancing ingredient in baked products when the purée was produced and used in the same bakery. Having a storable, packaged OFSP purée produced by a firm to supply bakers is an alternative …
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