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Fortification is the best investment in health and development

While micronutrients are needed only in minuscule amounts for supporting health and growth, the consequences of their absence are severe.
Three African boys playing soccer

Micronutrient deficiencies increase risk of premature deaths and contribute to a range of disease and disabilities producing a huge burden of human suffering and enormous economic losses.

'Public policy' includes the following topics:

  • Human and Health Consequences
  • Comprehensive Strategies
  • Global Commitments
  • Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies in the Press
  • Projecting Results of Food Fortification
  • Damage of Deficiencies and Benefits of Fortification
  • Fortification Costs
  • Costs/Benefit Evaluation
  • Losses attributed to Anemia and Iodine Deficiency
  • Lower future productivity of children from Anemia
  • Loss of current adult productivity due to Anemia