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July 20, 2009 - Press Release
HKI Receives Award from USAID/OFDA For Food Fortification in Senegal and Mauritania

Dakar, Senegal – Helen Keller International (HKI) received $1,864,049 to expand its micronutrient fortification efforts in West Africa to Senegal and Mauritania from USAID/OFDA. Many developing nations are plagued with micronutrient deficiencies that can lead to anemia, diarrhea, and blindness-related diseases. Women of reproductive age and preschool children are especially at risk for micronutrient malnutrition; in 2008, this problem was exacerbated when global food prices began to rise significantly. 



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