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Maternal postpartum vitamin A supplementation programme: is there a need in Pakistan?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18655405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Maternal postpartum vitamin A supplementation is a safe and effective practice to replenish maternal vitamin A stores after delivery and in addition to provide the breastfeeding newborn with sufficient vitamin A. This strategy has been implemented in many countries around the world where Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is prevalent. Recently, this supplementation has also been suggested by the Ministry of Health, Pakistan. In the light of literature available to date on VAD, we have attempted to appraise the need for this supplementation in Pakistan.
Authors:
Nazish Siddiqi; Romaina Iqbal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-28     Completed Date:  2008-09-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child
Dietary Supplements / statistics & numerical data*
Female
Humans
National Health Programs / organization & administration*
Pakistan / epidemiology
Postpartum Period*
Pregnancy
Prevalence
Vitamin A / administration & dosage*
Vitamin A Deficiency / epidemiology,  prevention & control*
Vitamins / administration & dosage*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Vitamins; 11103-57-4/Vitamin A

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