Vitamin A deficiency in children afflicts almost a third of all children

January 14, 2015

Vitamin A deficiency alone afflicts almost a third of all children, which has increased by 40 million since 1992. Of these children under the age of five, 350,000 suffer blindness.

 

“The State of Food and Agriculture,” Food and Agriculure Organization of the United Nations, Rome 2013, p. 15, http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/The%20State%20o...
“Vitamin A Deficiency,” International Rice Research Institute, http://irri.org/golden-rice/vitamin-a-deficiency
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