Micro but Mighty: How Vitamin A Saves Lives [Photo Essay]

  • A child receives drops of vitamin A in Cote d'Ivoire.
  • Children line up to receive vitamin A supplementation in Guinea.
  • A baby and mother smile
  • A kindergartener receives vitamin A supplementation in class
  • A woman holds her baby and smiles at a nurse
  • Children line up to receive vitamin A supplementation in Guinea
  • A health worker administers vitamin A drops to a child in Kenya
  • three women in a community garden smile
  • A woman weeds sweet potato plants with a baby on her back and a child at her feet
  • A woman leads a support group for mothers in Western Kenya
  • a table displaying fortified foods
  • children in Cote d'Ivoire look at the camera

Thanks to a global community of donors, millions of children receive life-saving vitamin A every year. Click through our photo essay to learn more about this mighty micronutrient and how we are helping to improve children’s health and well-being by increasing their vitamin A intake.

Photo credits:
Slides 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12: Ruth Fertig/Helen Keller Intl
Slides 2, 3, 6: Veronica Wijaya/Helen Keller Intl
Slide 7: Lameck Ododo/Helen Keller Intl
Slide 11: Helen Keller Intl (Mozambique)

Originally published by Helen Keller International: Source

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