Vitamin A Q&A with David Doledec
May 7, 2014 - Kwale County, Kenya - Sheila Lusiri, 21, right, a student nurse, gives a dose of vitamin A to Precious Mwaka, 3, as her peers await their turn, at Jameelah ACK Academy (an Early Childhood Development Center) during Malezi Bora; a week in which maternal and child health care services are provided to community members. (Photo by Ric Francis)

Vitamin A Q&A with David Doledec

Helen Keller Intl launched programs to deliver vitamin A supplementation to children in the 1970’s. We have pioneered this important work worldwide. Vitamin A provides young children with a critical nutrient to build healthy immune systems and strong vision. Research shows that providing doses of vitamin A supplementation twice a year to children from six months to five years of age can reduce child mortality by almost a quarter. We now deliver vitamin A to millions of vulnerable children annually in twelve countries in West, Central, and East Africa.

Rear our Q&A session with our Vitamin A supplementation manager, David Doledec.


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Helen Keller International’s Vitamin A Supplementation Program provides critical nutrition to children around the world at-risk for vitamin A deficiency — a condition that can lead to blindness and death.

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