An estimated 250 million children globally are not ful!lling their developmental potential. SDG 4.2 targets that, by the year 2030, all boys and girls will have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education to be ready for primary education. Micronutrient de!ciencies a”ect all age groups, but young children and women of reproductive age are most at risk. Worldwide, iron, vitamin A and iodine de!ciencies are the three most common micronutrient de!ciencies. Zinc and vitamin D de!ciencies are also of emerging concern. The important role of the neglected B vitamins in human health necessitates a re-focus on these nutrients. This report summarizes most of the proceedings of Track E”cacy and safety of micronutrient interventions.
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