Impact of massive doses of vitamin A on nutritional blindness
Ignoring the fact that Vitamin A deficiency - which causes nutritional blindness
- is limited only to some isolated geographical pockets, international agencies and states are resorting to universal administration of synthetic Vitamin A on the lines of Pulse Polio.
Many developing countries worldwide have established programmes to provide periodic supplementation of high-dose vitamin A to increase child survival and reduce the incidence of nutritional blindness.
Although the coverage of the vitamin A capsule programme in Bangladesh is relatively high, efforts to reach 14% of the children missed by the programme may yield substantial benefit in reducing child deaths and nutritional blindness.
His publications include Combating Nutritional Blindness
in Children: A Case Study of Technical Assistance in Indonesia, and many articles concerning foreign assistance.
Risk factors for developing mild nutritional blindness
in urban Bangladesh.