Perspectives from micronutrient malnutrition elimination/eradication programmes.

  title={Perspectives from micronutrient malnutrition elimination/eradication programmes.},
  author={Barbara A. Underwood},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={76 Suppl 2},
Micronutrient malnutrition cannot be eradicated, but the elimination and control of iron, vitamin A and iodine deficiencies and their health-related consequences as public health problems are currently the targets of global programmes. Remarkable progress is occurring in the control of goitre and xerophthalmia, but iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) has been less responsive to prevention and control efforts. Subclinical consequences of micronutrient deficiencies, i.e. "hidden hunger", include… CONTINUE READING