Addressing the Problem in Latin America & the Caribbean
628 million children under age five live in the 32 countries in LAC that are ranked as experiencing mild, moderate, or severe vitamin A deficiency.
Of those 32 countries, Vitamin Angels currently works in 14 (with 2 more in progress).
We have prioritized expanding our presence in Mexico and Haiti, both of which rank severe for vitamin A deficiency, relying on in-country consultants to help us grow our network. Within LAC:
- Mexico has the greatest number of children with vitamin A deficiency.
- Haiti has the highest under-five child mortality rate (ranks 32nd globally).