By Meghna 4th period
Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD)
This is the #1 cause of blindness in children. It also makes people more prone to other illnesses and diseases. Most children die around 12 months after they become blind. This can also affect pregnant women because both the child and the mother needs Vitamin A, so deficiencies can cause harm for both of them. Women can become blind, and a high chance of maternal mortality, which is the death of pregnant women.
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