Vitamin A in the News

Articles featured below include news about or mention of vitamin A and the beneficial effects of vitamin A for good health. See also books about nutrition.

New portable test for and vitamin A and iron deficiencies

A new device to enable health workers to detect deficiency of vitamin A and iron in just 15 minutes has been announced by scientists at Cornell Univ, USA. It is hoped that this will assist with hum...

06 Dec '17 | Malnutrition

Health uses of the drumstick tree (India)

The drumstick tree thrives in India and also grows in the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan, among other places. The many and various uses of the bark, sap, roots, leaves, seeds and flowers of the ...

02 May '16 | Moringa oleifera | India

Violence against children in northern Mali

Reports of children are being killed or injured by explosive devices, recruited into armed groups and subjected to sexual abuse including rape in northern Mali. Closure of most of the schools in th...

06 Jul '12 | Child Welfare | Mali

UNICEF urges an end to child under-nutrition

UNICEF has appealed for nutrition security to be included as an essential part of every national development plan. UNICEF indicated that nutrition security is as important as clean water and as ind...

02 Apr '12 | Undernutrition | International

Benefits of Vitamin A supplements for children

Vitamin A could increase child health in low and middle income countries according to a recent study announched by scientists from Oxford University and Aga Khan University, Pakistan. The research ...

25 Aug '11 | Vitamin A | Oxford, UK

Measles campaign underway in Liberia

The measles vaccination campaign will also integrate Vitamin A supplementation, which can reduce deaths associated with measles by up to 50%, as well as de-worming for children below five years old...

01 Feb '11 | Liberia

Launch of the National Child Health Week and Measles Campaign in Zambia

The Ministry of Health in Zambia and partners, including UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), have launched the Integrated National Child Health Week and Measles Campaign in Chawama comp...

19 Jul '10 | Measles | Zambia

UNICEF responds in Chad as children escape conflict

UNICEF is assisting thousands of children who are fleeing the conflict in the neighboring Central African Republic (CAR). More than 3,000 new refugees have arrived in Chad, in addition to the 7,000...

03 Apr '09 | Chad

Four million Rwandan children targeted for life-saving interventions

During a week long campaign women and children across Rwanda will be reached with a package of key life-saving interventions to protect them from preventable illnesses.

24 Mar '09 | Rwanda

South Africa launches its first Vitamin A supplementation campaign

South Africa has launched its first ever national Vitamin A campaign, which aims to reach a total of 4 million children over an intensive 12 day period ending on 20 September, 2008.

09 Sep '08 | Vitamin A | South Africa

Health risks add to crisis in Ethiopia

Malnutrition and the threat of outbreaks of disease are adding to the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia. WHO is working with the Government of Ethiopia and health partners to support the 4.6 million ...

11 Jul '08 | Ethiopia

Urgent appeal for funds for tsunami hit Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea

The childrens charity UNICEF has appealed for financial help to assist people affected by the devastating tsunami that swept through coastal villages on the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea las...

04 Apr '07 | Humanitarian Aid | Oceania

Sudan polio immunization campaign to protect nearly eight million children

An estimated 7.8 million children across Sudan will be targeted in the next round of polio immunization. Led by the Ministries of Health in both North and Southern Sudan, and backed by UNICEF, WHO ...

02 Nov '06 | Polio Immunization | Sudan

500,000 Liberian children targeted in vitamin A and deworming campaign

The Government of Liberia and UNICEF have launched campaign to administer Vitamin A supplementation and deworming tablets to more than 500,000 children. 519,000 children aged six to 59 months shoul...

05 Sep '06 | Child Welfare | Liberia

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