Nutrition

Vitamin A supplementation for infants and children 6-59 months of age

Guideline

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World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 29
Publication date: 2011
Languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
ISBN: 978 92 4 150176 7

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Overview

This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on the use of vitamin A supplements in infants and children 6–59 months of age for the reduction of morbidity and mortality.

The guideline will help Member States and their partners in their efforts to make informed decisions on the appropriate nutrition actions to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, in particular, reduction in child mortality (MDG 4). The guideline is intended for a wide audience including policy-makers, their expert advisers, and technical and programme staff in organizations involved in the design, implementation and scaling-up of nutrition actions for public health.

Evidence

  • Imdad A et al.
    Vitamin A supplementation for preventing morbidity and mortality in children from 6 months to 5 years of age. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2010, (12):CD008524.
  • Irlam JH et al.
    Micronutrient supplementation in children and adults with HIV infection. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2010, (12):CD003650.