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Report on Eye Care Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic, February 2005

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Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children and raises the risk of disease and death from severe infections. In pregnant women VAD causes night blindness and may increase the risk of maternal mortality. VAD is a public health problem in many developing countries. Supplying adequate vitamin A in high-risk areas can significantly reduce mortality. Conversely, its absence causes a needlessly high risk of disease and death from such common childhood infections as diarrheal disease and measles.

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Year 2005
Authors Sade Kosoko Lasaki
Language English
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DOI https://doi.org/10.52439/KZUW6454
DOI Number 10.52439/KZUW6454
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