Is early diagnose for Vitamin A deficiency better than the current supplementation programme of Nepal?

Simkhada, P.P., Sathian, B., Adhikari, S., Van Teijlingen, E. and Roy, B., 2016. Is early diagnose for Vitamin A deficiency better than the current supplementation programme of Nepal? Journal of Biomedical Sciences, 2 (4), 28 - 30.

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DOI: 10.3126/jbs.v2i4.15425

Abstract

This editorial concludes that prevention is still better than cure, but instead of a mass Vitamin A supplementation in Nepal, we need a health promotion intervention aiming to increase the intake of relatively cheap vegetables and fruit (containing β carotene). In addition we need better surveillance and help to identify children with Vitamin A Deficiency and provide them with Vitamin A supplements. The primary focus should be on adopting sustainable food based approaches to combat vitamin A deficiency. In Public Health terms: rather than a blanket coverage of Vitamin A supplementation to whole population we should consider a targeted intervention aimed at those who need it most.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2382-5545
Uncontrolled Keywords:Vitamine A ; Nepal
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:24534
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:24 Aug 2016 09:29
Last Modified:24 Aug 2016 09:29

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