Cost analysis as a vitamin A program design and evaluation tool: a case study of the Philippines.

@article{Fiedler2000CostAA,
  title={Cost analysis as a vitamin A program design and evaluation tool: a case study of the Philippines.},
  author={John L. Fiedler and Diane Dado and Hector C Maglalang and Noel R Juban and M Capistrano and M V Magpantay},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={223-42}
}
Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a serious and widespread public health problem in the Philippines. Initiated in 1993, the Philippines National Vitamin A Supplementation Program (NVASP) is one of the oldest, most mature and comprehensive of its kind. This paper presents a cost-effectiveness and efficiency analysis of the NVASP and of a hypothetical program of vitamin A fortification of wheat flour that was conducted to inform policymakers as to how to modify the program. Employing a proxy… CONTINUE READING

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