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Food Fortification in West Africa

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Micronutrient deficiencies are key contributors to increased morbidity, reduced productivity and premature death in West Africa.1 Iron deficiency anemia accounts for 20% of all maternal mortality in West Africa while over 40% of children in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region are at risk of vitamin A deficiency.2 In addition to nutrition education, dietary diversification, micronutrient supplementation and public health measures such as deworming, food fortification has been an important strategy for improving nutritional status in West Africa.

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Year 2018
Authors Frederick Grant, Becky L Tsang, Greg S Garrett
Language English
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DOI https://doi.org/10.52439/OAQK4395
DOI Number 10.52439/OAQK4395
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