3 Years, 3 Countries, 1.7 Million Children
Our goal is simple: preserve the vision of 1.7 million* children by 2019. In developing countries up to 500 000 go blind each year because of Vitamin A deficiency - a result of poor diet and disease. Vitamin A is crucial for children’s growth, development and resistance to disease. Studies have shown that improving the Vitamin A status of deficient children through supplementation can reduce mortality by almost 23%. L’OCCITANE is contributing to UNICEF’s programmes by providing Vitamin A supplements to children on an international level, with a specific focus on three countries to measure direct impact.