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For every bottle you buy, you donate life-changing vitamins to women and children in need through our partnership with Vitamin Angels, which is among the ’10 Best Humanitarian Relief Organizations’ according to Charity Navigator!
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.
On an annual basis, Vitamin Angels reaches approximately 60 million pregnant women and children in over 65 countries around the world, including every state in the U.S. and Canada.
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Nearly one-third of the world’s children are undernourished. ᶦ
Undernutrition is the underlying cause of 45% of under-five child deaths.ᶦᶦ
An estimated 190 million children under five suffer from vitamin A deficiency (VAD) worldwide. ᶦᶦᶦ
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%.] ᶦᵛ
Globally, 7,000 babies die every day, largely from preventable causes.v 80% of newborn deaths are preventable.ᵛ
For every bottle we sell, we donate life-changing vitamins to at-risk pregnant women and children here in the U.S. and around the world. On an annual basis, Vitamin Angels reaches approximately 60 million pregnant women and children in over 65 countries around the world, including every state in the U.S. and Canada.
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.
v “In 2016, 5.6 million children died before their fifth birthday – among them 2.6 million (46 per cent) died in the first month of life” 2016 - United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME), ‘Levels & Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2017, Estimates Developed by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation’, United Nations Children’s Fund, New York, 2017. https://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Child_Mortality_Report_2017.pdf
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