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Published on October 17, 2007

Author: Melinda

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SIGHT AND LIFE - a humanitarian initiative of Roche Vitamin A deficiency - still a global problem:  P1 SIGHT AND LIFE - a humanitarian initiative of Roche Vitamin A deficiency - still a global problem SIGHT AND LIFE, PO Box 2116, 4002 Basel, Switzerland This is a presentation on the activities of SIGHT AND LIFE fight vitamin A deficiency in developing countries Impact of VADD on public health:  Impact of VADD on public health 250 million pre-school-age children are subclinically vitamin A deficient 3 million have clinical xerophthalmia 300,000 are blind from xerophthalmia (about 10% of all blind children) S5 Nepali women and children :  Nepali women and children P12 Impact of vitamin A on child mortality:  Impact of vitamin A on child mortality S30 Impact of vitamin A intervention on child survival:  Impact of vitamin A intervention on child survival ”Improvement of vitamin A status in young child populations…leads to a reduction in all-cause mortality rates of about 23%” United Nations, 1993 ”Improved vitamin A nutriture would be expected to prevent approximately 1.3-2.5 million deaths annually among children aged under 5 years.” Bulletin of WHO, 1992 S7 Vitamin A capsule:  Vitamin A capsule P13 Retinol formula and molecule:  Retinol formula and molecule P14 Retinol is fat-soluble:  Retinol is fat-soluble P15 A child receiving a vitamin A capsule:  A child receiving a vitamin A capsule S50 World map of VADD:  World map of VADD P7 Slide11:  P10 Major nutritional deficiency diseases:  Major nutritional deficiency diseases Protein-Energy Malnutrition (PEM) Vitamin A Deficiency Disorders (VADD) Nutritional anaemias (esp. Iron) Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) S3 Slide13:  P4 Sugar crystal with an adhering vitamin A beadlet:  Sugar crystal with an adhering vitamin A beadlet P44 Vitamin A-fortified sugar:  Vitamin A-fortified sugar S52 Promotion of training and education:  Promotion of training and education P46 Children being taught about foodstuffs rich in vitamin A:  Children being taught about foodstuffs rich in vitamin A S13 SIGHT AND LIFE Publications:  SIGHT AND LIFE Publications P50 Slide19:  P5 Concluding remarks:  Concluding remarks Physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology are much advanced Field studies proved reduction in child mortality and morbidity Beneficial effect in HIV infection P53 Concluding remarks (continued):  Concluding remarks (continued) Assessment techniques are improved Bioavailability is under investigation Food fortification is seriously considered P54 Slide22:  P6

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