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Public Health Reviews

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 256–266

First Online: 02 June 2010DOI: 10.1007-BF03391601

Cite this article as: Harrison, G.G. Public Health Rev 2010 32: 256. doi:10.1007-BF03391601


Micronutrient deficiency conditions are global in scope, with developing countries suffering most from such -silent epidemics-. There are several different approaches to combating micronutrient malnutrition at the level of populations and vulnerable groups. We review these briefly with attention to successes, advantages and disadvantages. We recommend active governmental leadership and policy review on a continuing basis to address these fundamental public health problems.

Key Wordsmicronutrients malnutrition Public Health interventions fortification supplementation nutrition monitoring  Download to read the full article text

Author: Gail G. Harrison


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