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In a country where safe drinking water is available from taps, spouts and bottles we often forget that worldwide there are populations who are not as privileged. (Remember when we told you about Revolutionary Optimists?) Forget the luxury of bottled water or even having access to running water PERIOD.
In addition to lack of water, these countries also lack nutrients like food and vitamins. In fact, one third of all childhood deaths are attributed to malnutrition. Millions of children around the world also suffer from a severe lack of micronutrients. For instance, an estimated 190 million children under 5 suffer from Vitamin A deficiency. An absence of these essential nutrients can lead to poor immune systems, disease, and even death.
But it is preventable. Vitamins save lives. Which is why vitamin water, through it’s program, Vitamin Angels®, is helping deliver needed vitamins and minerals to less fortunate families in more than forty different countries. The program works to reduce child mortality worldwide by connecting essential nutrients with infants and children under five.
In 2012 Vitamin Angels® reached 26,856,000 children & mothers with vitamins in nearly 50 countries, with the help of over 200 field partners. Their goal for 2013: 30,000,000.
When a child has access to their nutrients it allows the immune system to properly develop, allowing them to fight disease and obtain good health.
Multivitamins reduce the effects of malnutrition in children under five, increasing their potential for educational and economic achievements. Plus, vitamins have an awesome return on investment and are immensely cost-effect. For every, $1 spent on micronutrient supplementation it creates $17 in benefits. They allow Vitamin Angels® to impact global health in a big way. With your help, Vitamin Angels® can reduce the under-five child mortality by about 24% in at-risk populations.
So, what can you do to help promote the Vitamin Angels ® program? The solutions are easy, quick and painless.