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A-OK? (26/30)

This is also part of this series: Life Series I & II (30)

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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 30 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2001
Available in French: No

Vitamin A is essential for the functioning of the human immune system. In industrialized countries, foods have been fortified with it for decades. But it's not the same in some developing countries, where children with Vitamin A deficiency run the risk of dying from common childhood illnesses like measles. The cost of ensuring all children receive enough Vitamin A is small, but improves children's chances of survival by as much as 25 percent. This episode of Life looks at the prospects for two very different Vitamin A distribution programs in Ghana and Guatemala.

Links: http://www.tve.org/life/archive - the producer’s site