The State of the World's Children 1998: Focus on Nutrition

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Figure 10. Progress in Vitamin A Supplementation Programmes

In the 78 countries where vitamin A deficiency is a recognized public health problem, supplementation programmes are on the rise.

Countries where policies to supplement post--partum mothers are in place

Countries where young children routinely recieve vitamin A supplements

Countries where more than 50% of young children routinely recieve vitamin A supplements

Source: UNICEF/MI/Tulane University, 'Progress in controlling vitamin A deficiency 1997'

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