Vitamin A Deficiency By Caroline Delori and Shira Lipsky Malnutrition Millions of mothers and children die each day from malnutrition. 83% of children die due to mild or moderate malnourishment. 1/3 rd of world’s population is micronutrient deficient
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Vitamin A Deficiency
By Caroline Delori
and Shira Lipsky
VA is most beneficial for infants, young children, pregnant and lactating mothers.
VA programs have shown to impact
RegionVA At RiskVA Affected (Xerophthalmia)
South East Asia1251.5
How to Combat VAD
0-6 mo.25, 000 IUevery 4 weeks
6-11 mo.100, 000 IUevery 3-6 mo.
1-6 yrs.200, 000 IUevery 3-6 mo.
Pregnant women10, 000 IUevery day during gestation
Lactating mothers200, 000 IUonce
Which program would be most effective in the country you selected for your MCH proposal? Discuss the issues involved in implementing a program solution. Use the list of pros and cons.
based on; age, gender, urban, rural, agriculture, socioeconomic
Summary of cost-effectiveness of three VA interventions in Guatemala, 1991.
ProgramPersons reachedHigh-risk person reached
Phillips, M, Sanghvi T, Suarez R, McKingney J, and Fiedler J. The Costs and Effectiveness of Three Vitamin A Interventions in Guatemala. Soc Sci Med.1996.42(12):1661-1668