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Vitamin A Prophylaxis and Anemia Control Programs Ground Realities at Community Level in Tamil Nadu

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“Nutrition is increasingly being recognized as an important indicator of development at national and international levels. Nutritional well-being of the population is con sidered an economic asset and a prerequisite for national development.” Micronutrient malnutrition continues to be a major public health problem, especially across developing regions. Both vita- min A deficiency (VAD) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) are among the “top 10” risk factors contributing to the global burden of disease.2 The WHO estimates that 1.4% of all deaths worldwide (0.8 million) are due to VAD. Of the 200,000 under five deaths due to VAD, most occur in children with mild to moderate VAD. Iron deficiency causes at least 50% of all anemia, and almost a million deaths a year.3

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Year 2008
Authors Thomas Chacko
Language English
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DOI https://doi.org/10.52439/WZKW8972
DOI Number 10.52439/WZKW8972
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