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Kenya – Mumias launches sugar fortified with Vitamin A [Registered]

Mumias Sugar Company has introduced in Kenya sugar fortified with Vitamin A. This in response to the Ministry of Public Health estimates that 84% of Kenyan children lack this vitamin in their diets. The move has been welcomed by nutritionists and UNICEF with the caveat that the intake of sugar should be judicious. UNICEF Kenya representative Dr Olivia Yambi said Vitamin A significantly improves child survival rates and prevents childhood blindness. Globally 1.1 million children die because of lack of vitamin A while 350,000 go blind. During the launch, Mumias CEO Dr Evans Kidero pointed out that fortification does not…

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