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February 27, 2008 - Press Release
HKI Announces the Launch of Food Fortification in Côte d’Ivoire.

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire - Helen Keller International (HKI) in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health for Côte d’Ivoire and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) announces the official national launch of fortification of cooking oil and wheat flour with essential life-saving vitamins and minerals in Côte d’Ivoire. The State Ministry of Mines and Energy, representing President Laurent Gbagbo, and other high-ranking officials launched the initiative which represents the country’s commitment to fighting the devastating effects of vitamin and mineral deficiencies (VMDs)which plague more than two billion people worldwide.

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