7.3.1  Rationale for action against vitamin A deficiency

Action against vitamin A deficiency is important, because improving a child’s vitamin A status:

Improving a child’s vitamin A status is a cost-effective way of improving their health.

  • increases their chance of survival
  • reduces the severity of the childhood illness
  • prevents night blindness/blindness and may reduce birth defects
  • is very cost-effective.

7.3  Rationale for action against vitamin A, iron and iodine deficiencies

7.3.2  Rationale for action against iodine deficiency