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Vitamin A Coverage Among Under-Five Children

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Improving the vitamin A status of a population can reduce child mortality by 24%. In India, however, the coverage of vitamin A supplementation (VAS) for children aged 12–59 months is low at 20.2% for one dose in six months. Using the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) framework, a literature review was undertaken to analyze the factors responsible for low VAS coverage in India. The results show that vitamin A deficiency (VAD) exists across all Indian states, and that the current VAS program suffers from an absence of clear guidelines, which in turn diminishes organizational effectiveness. A lack of community involvement and social accountability also negatively affects the program. Weak implementation strategies have kept India’s VAS program from achieving its target coverage.

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Year 2013
Authors Dechenla Tshering Bhutia Bhutia
Language English
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DOI https://doi.org/10.52439/SXGS4330
DOI Number 10.52439/SXGS4330
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