The research was supported by grants from the U.

The research was supported by grants from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Additional support was from the Sight and Life Research Institute, Nutrilite Health Institute, the Canadian International Development Agency and the National Integrated Population and Health Program provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of the People ‘s Republic of Bangladesh is available.

The study enrolled 15,937 newborns from rural communities in northwest Bangladesh, where over 90 % of babies are born at home, half were randomly assigned to one. Dose to receive 50,000 IU of vitamin A, while the other half received a placebo erhalten.000 IU dose of vitamin A semi-annually semi-annually for older children. The vitamin A to the to the infants within a few days of birth, usually by 7 hours after birth. The mortality rate for the vitamin A group was 38.5 deaths per 1,000 births compared to 45.1 deaths per 1,000 births for non – vitamin A group.In more information, contact:.Mrs. Marta Seoane – Communications Officer WHO / Tobacco Free Initiative Tel:+41 22 791 2489 E-mail:Bland la Ms. Chaib WHO Telephone:+41?

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