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Enriching lives : overcoming vitamin and mineral malnutrition in developing countries (English)

Unlike most treatises on the subject of micronutrient malnutrition, this volume is not an exhaustive description of the size of the problem or its causes. Instead, this highly readable book passes along lessons learned from project implementation to address malnutrition. The book has many nuggets of wisdom for policy and program design. For instance, it discusses why food fortification has been the single most effective means of addressing micronutrient deficiencies in the industrial countries, how to target supplements to the neediest, and the fact that the most important action to take is changing the behavior of policymakers and consumers. One of the most remarkable pieces of information passed along is that micronutrient malnutrition robs many countries of 5 percent of their gross domestic product through death and disability, yet addressing this problem could cost as little as 0.3 percent of GDP.

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  • Document Date

    1994/11/30

  • Document Type

    Publication

  • Report Number

    13800

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Disclosure Date

    2001/04/20

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Enriching lives : overcoming vitamin and mineral malnutrition in developing countries

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Enriching lives : overcoming vitamin and mineral malnutrition in developing countries (English). Development in practice Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/938771467989505587/Enriching-lives-overcoming-vitamin-and-mineral-malnutrition-in-developing-countries