This program is an excellent opportunity for USPlabs & our customers to help Vitamin Angels amazing efforts of reducing child mortality across the globe.
Dallas, TX (Vocus) June 24, 2010
USPlabs is donating $1 for every product sold on specially marked displays at over 350 Vitamin Shoppe’s retail locations nationwide to benefit Vitamin Angels.
“This program is an excellent opportunity for USPlabs & our customers to help Vitamin Angels amazing efforts of reducing child mortality across the globe.” said Jacob Geissler, USPlabs CEO. “We are excited to assist Vitamin Angels tremendous effort.”
Child malnutrition is a global pandemic. According to Vitamin Angels website, one third of all childhood deaths are caused by malnutrition. With an estimated 190 million children under five suffering from vitamin A deficiency (VAD) worldwide, the rate of infants and children contracting such common diseases as measles, malaria, diarrhea and acute respiratory tract infections is dangerously high. Battling these illnesses with weakened immune systems, a consequence of VAD, result in too many young lives cut short.
The good news is a proven solution to VAD is at our fingertips. Vitamin A supplementation is simple, cost-effective, and has the single greatest potential to improve global health. Unlike other treatments, one high-dose vitamin A capsule can provide one child with sufficient vitamin A for six months. This alone reduces the risk of under-five child mortality by 23%. It’s also a proven cure for one of the most severe effects of VAD, xerophthalmia, a disorder of the eye that can lead to permanent blindness.
This is an example of how, with the proper support, Vitamin Angels will continue to have a real, lasting impact on our society globally.
"USPlabs’ commitment to Vitamin Angels has been incredible. In a short amount of time they have risen to play a vital role in Vitamin Angels' efforts to provide essential nutrients to children all over the world. Together we are reaching 20 million children this year! We are honored to have USPlabs as a major partner in our work." Howard Schiffer, President.
About Vitamin Angels
Vitamin Angels is dedicated to reducing child mortality worldwide by advancing availability, access and use of essential micronutrients, especially Vitamin A, to newborns, infants and children under five. In 2010, Vitamin Angels will connect over 20,000,000 children in 40 countries, including the US, with the vital nutrients they need as a foundation for good health. To learn more about global malnutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and Vitamin Angels' solution for change, visit http://www.vitaminangels.org.
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