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May 13, 2009 - The New York Times
"What a Little Vitamin A Could Do"

Nick Kristof, The New York Times columnist, reports on his travels with HKI and specifically our work with vitamin A supplementation.

As Kristof notes, "Americans pretty much take vitamin A for granted, but many of the world's poorest people lack it. And as a result, it is estimated that more than half-a-million children die or go blind each year. There's a simple fix: vitamin A capsules that cost about 2 cents each."

Vitamin A supplementation not only reduces blindness, but also death from diarrhea and other diseases; it has been named a one of the most cost-effective health interventions by the Copenhagen Consensus.

 

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