Strengthening the salt industry in Bangladesh: MI and BSCIC

The Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) is a government-owned corporation working to improve, promote and support small businesses. When salt iodization was introduced in the early nineties and made mandatory in Bangladesh, it was a natural fit to make BSCIC the focal point for iodization efforts, as much of the salt industry was made up of small harvesters
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Micronutrient Initiative Welcomes New Analysis of Benefits of Vitamin A Supplementation

Strong support from the Government of Canada has saved and improved the lives of millions of children OTTAWA – The Micronutrient Initiative welcomes the new systematic review and meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal on vitamin A supplements for preventing mortality, illness, and blindness in children under the age of five. The review by Evan Mayo-Wilson, Aamer
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Micronutrient Initiative Supports Mandatory Flour Fortification in Nepal to Improve Health of the Most Vulnerable

Kathmandu, NEPAL – The Micronutrient Initiative congratulates the Government of Nepal in its decree that makes flour fortification mandatory in the country. With its recently published notice that all flour processed at roller mills must contain iron, folic acid and vitamin A, Nepal becomes the first South Asian country to make the addition of vitamins and
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MI welcomes new WHO e-library on nutrition and guidelines on micronutrient supplementation, home fortification and fortification

Ottawa, August 10, 2011 – The Micronutrient Initiative (MI) welcomes the new evidence-based micronutrient guidelines currently being released by the World Health Organization (WHO). These guidelines provide global, evidence-informed recommendations in their respective subject areas. The guidelines address supplementation, home fortification and fortification and are available in the nutrition section of the WHO website. These are also
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Child Health Weeks in Haiti: bringing essential health services to those in need

Over the first two weeks in July, trained health workers fanned out across Haiti to provide families, especially those with young children, with preventive health services. In collaboration with the Haitian Ministry of Health’s strategy, the Micronutrient Initiative supported its partners, including UNICEF Haiti, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), who provided
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