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[Editorial] Vitamin A distribution in danger

Vitamin A deficiency affects almost half of children under 5 years in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. A new UNICEF report, released on May 2, highlights the current problems facing vitamin A supplementation programmes around the world. Coverage at a crossroads: new directions for vitamin A supplementation programmes claims that vitamin A distribution has reached a 6-year low, with 62 million children in high-mortality countries not receiving the supplement.