Zinc Identified as Priority Life-Saving Commodity by UN: Micronutrient Initiative Welcomes High-Level Commitment to Ending Deaths from Diarrhoea

OTTAWA – The new High-Level Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children has identified zinc as one of the health supplies that could save the lives of millions of women and children every year. A new Commission, co-chaired by President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg of Norway, will work to improve access to
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Iodine Nutrition: Much Progress but More to Do

New global estimates of iodine status highlights huge improvements in past decade but gaps remain OTTAWA – The Micronutrient Initiative welcomes a new analysis of iodine nutrition around the world. Published in the Journal of Nutrition(jn.111.149393), the analysis by Maria Anderson, Vallikannu Karumbunathan and Michael B. Zimmermann highlights the progress that has been made in controlling iodine deficiency
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Pushing health outcomes and gender roles in Pakistan

How female salt extenders in two Pakistani provinces are challenging gender barriers In Pakistan‘s Sindh and Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa provinces, two women are working to improve the health of 6.3 million people. Samina Kausar and Sapna Wisal oversee the iodization of salt, an important health intervention in areas with high rates of iodine deficiency disorders, malnutrition and poverty.
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