News and notices. January 20, 2014

Public health programmes for controlling Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD)

Maaike Bruins, Nutrition Scientist, and Klaus Kraeme, Director of Sight and Life discuss the evidence supporting the public health approach to controlling Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD) and the various strategies different programmes can use. A short case study looks at Burkina Faso’s VAD control efforts, since inititiating supplementation in 1986 after a survey showed that VAD was a major public health problem.

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