Investing in the future: a united call to action on vitamin and mineral deficiencies

A new call for action has been launched for national governments, donors, science and industry to join forces together to deliver cost-effective solutions to tackle malnutrition. Vitamins and minerals are vital components of human health, advancing physical and intellectual development in important ways. However, billions of people currently live with deficiencies in a range of crucial vitamins and minerals- including vitamin A, iodine, iron, zinc and folate. Commitment and funds, supported by strong partnerships, will extend the reach of powerful micronutrient interventions and leave no one behind. The statement was coordinated through an Interagency Steering Committee which includes GAIN, UNICEF, World Bank, USAID among others.