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Vitamin A deficiency: Key resources in its prevention and elimination

The micronutrient initiative information paper no. 1

Compiled by

Jenny Cervinskas and Mahshid Lotfi

The Micronutrient Initiative

PO Box 8500 250 Albert Street Ottawa Ontario Canada K1G 3H9

Second edition January 1996

The persistence of vitamin A deficiency anywhere in the world is cruel, because it exposes mothers and children to great risks; it is immoral, because it ignores basic human values; and it is unacceptable, because it is preventable.

Abraham Horwitz, Chairman, 1993 International Vitamin A Consultative Group Conference.