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All nations are ranked according to the progress they are making towards the internationally agreed goal of adequate vitamin A intake for at least 80% of children under two by the end of 1995 (in populations known to be at risk).

Over 200 million children worldwide are affected. Severe deficiency causes blindness and death. Less severe deficiency impairs immune systems, making common diseases more likely to be fatal.

The solution - improving diets, fortifying foods, or distributing vitamin A capsules - is available and affordable.

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