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Vitamin Angels reduces child mortality worldwide by connecting essential nutrients with infants and children under five. Essential nutrients enable young immune systems to fight infectious diseases, helping children attain good health and the opportunity to lead meaningful and productive lives. Vitamin Angels has two main programs: Thrive to Five and Operation 20/20.
Thrive to Five is Vitamin Angels' domestic and global multivitamin campaign. Thrive to Five aims to provide at-risk children with essential nutrients to alleviate the problem of global malnutrition by providing children under five and pregnant and lactating mothers with essential multivitamins.
A simple, cost-effective vitamin A capsule every six months can reduce under-five child mortality in at-risk populations by about 24%. Vitamin Angels' Operation 20/20 aims to reduce child mortality and blindness associated with vitamin A deficiency by providing antiparastics and one high dose vitamin A capsule to infants and children under five twice yearly.
Investing in nutrition is critical to achieving the number one Millennium Development Goal set by the U.N.: End extreme poverty and hunger.
Economists have identified vitamin supplementation as the most cost-effective way to impact global health. Just $0.25 can provide vitamin A for one child, for one year!
We encourage you to visit vitaminangels.org to learn more about these initiatives, and "like" them on Facebook!
Please help us support our children!
All donations are tax-deductible and will be sent directly to Vitamin Angels.
(Information gathered from www.vitaminangels.org)