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July 13, 2005 - Press Release
On Helen Keller's Birthday, Helen Keller International Spearheads Flour Fortification in Guinea

Conakry, Guinea – Helen Keller International (HKI) has provided four tons of premix to the Great Mills of Guinea (GMG) in support of a program to fortify wheat flour.  This program addresses public health problems facing the Guinean population as a result of micronutrient deficiencies.  HKI’s partner, the Micronutrient Initiative, a nonprofit organization specializing in addressing micronutrient malnutrition, funded the purchase of the premix, which is a concentrated powder of folic acid, iron, niacin, and vitamins B1 and B2.  Together with HKI, the Micronutrient Initiative provided technical assistance to the government and flour industry. 


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