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Blindness avoided for millions of children

School children in a crowded classroom wait for vitamin supplements, Sudan.

Night blindness is one of the first signs of vitamin A deficiency, and can also lead to permanent blindness and death without intervention. Here in Sudan, school children wait to receive supplements of vitamin A to protect their sight. Distribution of the supplement is part of the project effort in some countries.

Sudan: nearly two million children receive vitamin A supplements

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