We want to reduce the mortality rate for children under 5 years of age in half by in the next 15 years. Based on the 50% reduction achieved (from 9% to 4.6%) over the past 25 years, it is possible to save the lives of 2 million children annually.
As babies grow, exclusive breast feeding will not provide enough vitamins A, C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, calcium and iron. By using multivitamin supplements during pregnancy and lactation, women can help reduce stunting during the first months of age. Complementary foods can provide essential nutrients during the transition from nursing to solid food.