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

Authors: Simkhada, P.P., Sathian, B., Adhikari, S., van Teijlingen, E. and Roy, B.

Journal: Journal of Biomedical Sciences

Volume: 2

Issue: 4

Pages: 28-30

eISSN: 2382-5545

ISSN: 2382-5545

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.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24534/

http://road.issn.org/issn/2382-5545-journal-of-biomedical-sciences-

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

Authors: Simkhada, P.P., Sathian, B., Adhikari, S., van Teijlingen, E. and Roy, B.

Journal: Journal of Biomedical Sciences

Volume: 2

Issue: 4

Pages: 28-30

ISSN: 2382-5545

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.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24534/

http://road.issn.org/issn/2382-5545-journal-of-biomedical-sciences-

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