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August 20, 2009 - Press Release
World Bank Institute Highlights HKI’s Food Fortification Strategy

New York, NY - Helen Keller International’s public-private initiative to produce vitamin A-fortified cooking oil in eight West African countries was highlighted in a recent World Bank Institute case study entitled, “Faire Tache d’Huile: Cooking Oil Fortification in West Africa.” The case study, which was developed with the support of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), seeks to capture how HKI’s multi-country, multi-sectoral approach to vitamin A fortification of cooking oil in the West African Region can serve as a model for future public-private partnerships that want to tackle malnutrition.

The case study outlines how HKI successfully brought together various partners – including international non-governmental organizations (e.g.  the Micronutrient Initiative), regional bodies (e.g. UEMOA, the economic and monetary union of West Africa), as well as governments ministries and agencies – to create a comprehensive action plan to bring fortified cooking oil to West Africa.

The case study can be downloaded here.

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