Control of micronutrient deficiencies in India: obstacles and strategies.

  title={Control of micronutrient deficiencies in India: obstacles and strategies.},
  author={Kamasamudram Vijayaraghavan},
  journal={Nutrition reviews},
  volume={60 5 Pt 2},
Micronutrient deficiencies of vitamin A, iron, and iodine continue to be of public health significance in India. The government of India initiated national programs to prevent, control and combat these deficiencies and their serious consequences. The interventions involved (1) distribution of iodized salt in the endemic areas, (2) administration of semiannual massive dose of vitamin A to young children, and (3) distribution of iron-folic acid tablets to the vulnerable groups. Evaluations… CONTINUE READING
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