Did you know that vitamin A saves lives? For over 25 years, Nutrition International, based right here in Canada, has provided more than 10 billion capsules of vitamin A for children under 5. This low-cost intervention prevents blindness, strengthens immune systems and has helped hundreds of millions of children around the world grow up stronger and healthier. That’s a lot of Canadian know-how, doing a lot of good ― and it’s time we recognized it.
Nutrition International and Vitamin A by the Numbers
Stories from the Field
Vitamin A in Senegal
At a rural health post in central Senegal, head nurse Seynabou Ndiaye strives to ensure every child in her community receives their critical doses of vitamin A. Her success has made her a model for other health workers in the country.
Nutrition International is a global leader in vitamin A supplementation, and plays an active role in research and evidence generating in this area. Visit our Knowledge Library to consult our most recent scientific articles, papers, case studies and more about vitamin A.
In Pakistan, Nutrition International, along with the national government, has developed behaviour change communications products to promote vitamin A supplementation for children under five among parents and caregivers.
Nutrition International works closely with UNICEF and other development partners to support governments in 55 countries to distribute two annual doses of vitamin A each year to children under five. Nutrition International also delivers nutrition technical assistance in 14 countries as well as comprehensive nutrition programming in 10 core countries.
Senegal & Sahel
Find out more about our vitamin A supplementation work.