6 June 2001

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Thousands die as MCC stall on registration of Vitamin A capsules

Despite research findings that 30% of SA children under six are Vitamin A deficient, the Medicines Control Council has failed to fast track the registration of the life-saving supplement. Poor co-operation between the MCC and the Department of Health along with unnecessary stalling has allowed tens of thousands of children to continue to suffer Vitamin A deficiency in this country, a condition that has seen thousands die because their immune systems are compromised. Health-e investigates why Vitamin A needs to be distributed as a matter of urgency.
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