Nutrition

Control of vitamin A deficiency and xerophthalmia

Report of a joint WHO/UNICEF/USAID/Helen Keller International/IVACG meeting

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World Health Organization

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Editors: World Health Organization
Number of pages: 70
Publication date: 1982
Languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish
ISBN: 92 4 120672 1

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A meeting on the control of vitamin A deficiency and Xerophthalmia was convened jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Helen Keller International (HKI), and the International Vitamin A Consultative Group (IVACG) in Jakarta from 13 to 17 October 1980 at the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia. The purpose of the meeting was to review the progress that had been made in the institution of measures to control vitamin A deficiency and xerophthalmia since the previous meeting on this subject in 1974.