Vitamin Angels to oversee DSM vitamin A-child blindness programme

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Vitamin Angels to oversee DSM vitamin A-child blindness programme
DSM is handing its developing world vitamin A-based anti-blindness project, Sight and Life, to Vitamin Angels, the charity that has connected ingredient suppliers with more than 24m children, especially those who are vitamin A deficient.

DSM via its think tank Sight and Life and Vitamin Angels have worked together since 2006 to passage vitamin A to children in about 40 developing nations. Now, as Sight and Life expands into broader nutrition issues, Vitamin Angels will control the programmes.

“Effective immediately, all enquires regarding requests for vitamin A capsules or assistance for catalysing locally sustainable vitamin A supply and distribution systems will be channeled through Vitamin Angels,”​ DSM said.

“Through this partnership, Sight and Life seeks to further consolidate and strengthen the capacity of local NGOs to distribute vitamin A capsules.”

Vitamin Angels president and founder, Howard Schiffer, said of the new arrangement: “The close collaboration with Sight and Life will strengthen our collective ability to reach especially those children 6-59 months experiencing vitamin A deficiency who reside in families at the bottom 30% of the income pyramid, by more formally aligning and drawing upon the respective core strengths of each organisation.”

Sight and Life director Klaus Kraemer addedf: “By extending the partnering with Vitamin Angels, Sight and Life further strengthens local supply and distribution capacity, mobilizes communities and governments, fosters the creation of public-private partnerships to combat, in particular, vitamin A deficiency, and improves the lives of millions of children and women.”

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that vitamin A deficiency affects 190m children, with xerophthalmia, an eye disorder that can develop into blindness in children, a common side effect.

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