In a slum community near the iconic Taj Mahal, we met Jyoti.
Worlds away from the millions of tourists flocking to Agra, Jyoti’s mother explained how an untreated month-long bout diarrhea resulted in lasting vision loss in the young-four-year-old’s eyes.
This is vitamin A deficiency.
The untreated diarrhea led to typhoid and then measles. Jyoti’s limited diet didn’t keep her immune system strong and the illnesses further depleted her body of the vitamin A that her eyes needed to function properly.