A proposed vitamin A supplementation programme for South Africa--design, coverage and cost.

@article{Saitowitz2001APV,
  title={A proposed vitamin A supplementation programme for South Africa--design, coverage and cost.},
  author={Romy Saitowitz and Michael G. Hendricks and James Fiedler and Isabelle Le Roux and Gregory Gd Hussey and B. Makan},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2001},
  volume={91 9},
  pages={
          755-60
        }
}
BACKGROUND A national survey of the micronutrient status of preschool children in South Africa established that vitamin A deficiency is a significant public health problem, requiring urgent attention. A number of immediate and long-term interventions were recommended, including the introduction of a vitamin A supplementation programme and a food fortification programme. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to assist in the development and implementation of a national vitamin A supplementation… CONTINUE READING