BASF among GBC Health Award WinnersJune 1, 2016
Around two billion people – almost one third of the global population – suffer from micronutrient deficiencies, or ‘hidden hunger’. Women of reproductive age and children less than two years specifically need iron, folic acid, vitamin A and zinc. These nutrient deficiencies can contribute to increased morbidity and mortality among mothers and children. Hence, an adequate supply of micronutrients is crucial to a child’s development, especially during the first 1,000 days of life.