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Blindness due to Vitamin A Deficiency:
In this area the main food ingredient of children is a maize product only. They do not eat green leafy vegetables, oil, fruits or any other nutritious food. Thus, Blindness incidence due to vitamin A deficiency is very high.
Facts about Vitamin – A:
- Vitamin-A deficiency is one of the leading causes of childhood blindness in the world.
- Each year 3, 50, 000 children are permanently blinded by Vitamin-A deficiency. According to the world health organization, half of these children will die in the next 12 months.
- One annual does of Vitamin-A (of three bright capsules), costing just 60 cents is enough to prevent a child from becoming Vitamin-A deficient.
- Vitamin-A is found naturally in dark green leafy vegetables, orange fruits and vegetables, meat, milk, and eggs. So eat them every day.