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27 January 2010:

IZA joins forces with UNICEF to reduce zinc deficiency in children

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September 2009:

Clinton Global Initiative recognizes partnership to eliminate global zinc deficiency.

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Further information:  

Berit Wirths
Communications Manager
International Zinc Association (IZA)
Avenue de Tervueren 168 / Box 4
B-1150 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 776 0087
Fax: +32 2 776 0089
Email: bwirths@zinc.org

Zinc Health in the News

"Not just calories" - People also need the right nutrients
A special report on feeding the world

February 24, 2011
“PROVIDING the quantity of calories is manageable,” says Joachim von Braun of the University of Bonn. “The big issue is nutrition.” In the past 30 or 40 years diets have improved. There are now proportionately fewer malnourished people in the world than there used to be (though the absolute number is high and rising). read more



An Elemental Solution: Using Zinc to Stave Off Childhood Diarrhea in Developing Countries
by Katherine Harmon - November 3, 2009
Childhood diarrhea can be a tricky public health issue. Not only is it an unpleasant subject to discuss, but eradicating it, especially in poorer nations, can often mean expensive infrastructure projects and bigger battles than many strapped governments can take on. Read More

  Think Zinc - A Healthy Option
BBC Documentary - September 30, 2009
Zinc is an essential element for all forms of life. it is now taking on the second biggest killer of children globally through chronic diarrhea.


Diarrhea: The Great Zinc Breakthrough
by Vivienne Walt/Sogola - August 17, 2009

It is hard to grasp the impact diarrhea has on people's lives acress Africa and Asia. The disease kills more children than either malaria or AIDS, stunts growth, and forces millions - adults and children alike - to spend weeks at a time off work or school, which hits both a country's economy and its citizens' chances of a better future.
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The Hidden Hunger
by Nicholas D. Kristof - May 23, 2009

The most heartbreaking thing about starving children is their equanimity. They don't cry. They don't smile. They don't move. They don't show a flicker of fear, pain, or interest. Tiny, wizened zombies, they shut down all nonessential operations to employ every last calorie to stay alive.

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