Do Vitamins has partnered with Vitamin Angels so that for every bottle of every product we sell, a child will receive vitamins for one year.
Your Do Vitamins purchase directly helps at-risk populations in need gain access to lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals, one bottle at a time.
One bottle sold = one year of vitamins for a child in need.
- Nearly one-third of the world’s children are undernourishedi
- Undernutrition is the underlying cause of 45% of under-five child deathsii
- An estimated 190 million children under five suffer from vitamin A deficiency (VAD) worldwide.iii
- One dose of vitamin A twice a year can reduce child mortality rates by 24% [and the risk of early signs of blindness caused by VAD by 68%.]iv
© Matt Dayka/Vitamin Angels TZ16
About Vitamin Angels®
Vitamin Angels helps at-risk populations in need—specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five—gain access to lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals. In 2016, Vitamin Angels reached approximately 50 million children in over 50 countries, including the US and Canada, with the vital nutrients they need to set the stage for a lifetime of good health. Vitamin Angels holds the highest rating, four stars, from Charity Navigator for Financial Health, Accountability and Transparency. To learn more, visit www.vitaminangels.org.
Micronutrients, including vitamin A and multivitamins, can make a dramatic impact on children’s lives. By addressing nutritional gaps we can improve children’s health which can lead to greater educational achievement and economic productivity and give them the opportunity to lead meaningful and productive lives.© Matt Dayka/Vitamin Angels TZ16
For each item sold, Do Vitamins makes a 25 cent donation to Vitamin Angels on an ongoing basis. 25 cents is Vitamin Angels’ average cost to reach one child for one year with essential vitamins.
i “Nearly one-third of the world’s children are either underweight or stunted, and micronutrient deficiencies affect more than 30 percent of the developing world’s population.” From: The World Bank (2006). Repositioning Nutrition as Central to Development: A Strategy for Large-Scale Action, p. 42.
ii “To work out the total deaths attributed to nutritional conditions, we calculated the joint distribution of stunting, wasting, fetal growth restriction, deficiencies of vitamin A and zinc, and suboptimum breastfeeding. The resulting 3·1 million deaths constitute 45% of the 6·9 million global child deaths in 2011.” From: Robert E Black, Cesar G Victora, Susan P Walker, Zulfiqar A Bhutta*, Parul Christian*, Mercedes de Onis*, Majid Ezzati*, Sally Grantham- McGregor*, Joanne Katz*, Reynaldo Martorell*, Ricardo Uauy*, and the Maternal and Child Nutrition Study Group. Maternal and child nutrition 1: Maternal and child undernutrition and overweight in low-income and middle-income countries. The Lancet, 2013: Volume 382, Issue 9890, Pages 427 - 451.
iii “Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a major public health problem in low and middle income countries affecting 190 million children under 5 years of age.” From: Imdad A, Herzer K, Mayo-Wilson E, Yakoob MY, Bhutta ZA. Vitamin A supplementation for preventing morbidity and mortality in children from 6 months to 5 years of age. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD008524. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008524.pub2.
iv Imdad A., Herzer K., Mayo-Wilson E., Yakoob M.Y, and Bhutta Z.A. Vitamin A supplementation for preventing morbidity and mortality in children from 6 months to 5 years of age. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 12. p. 2. Art. No.: CD008524. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008524.pub2.