Number of People Worldwide that are Zinc Deficient
Number of Children Estimated to Die from Zinc Deficiency Related Issues Annually.
ZINC'S VALUE PROPOSITION
Zinc deficiency is a significant health problem in developing countries, especially among young children. Zinc deficiency weakens their immune system and leaves them vulnerable to diarrhea, pneumonia, and malaria. Diarrhea is one of the leading causes of death in children under five years of age claiming the lives of 450,000 young children per year. Zinc deficiency has also been linked to growth retardation (stunting) and impeded intellectual development affecting over 140 million children under five. While zinc is crucial to the treatment of diarrhea, it also plays a significant role in preventing it and other health problems.
2 billion people are classified as zinc deficient.
450,000 children die each year fron zinc deficiency related issues.
Zinc deficiency has also been linked to growth retardation (stunting) and impeded intellectual development affecting over 140 million children under five.
According to the Copenhagen Consensus, Zinc and Vitamin A were identified as the most cost-effective solution to malnutrition.
Zinc has been labelled a 'Life Saving Commodity" by the United Nations.
ZINC SAVES KIDS INITIATIVE
An International Zinc Association Initiative in Support of UNICEF, the Zinc Saves Kids initiative supports UNICEF`s zinc-containing supplementation programs to improve the survival, growth and development of young children in developing countries who are affected most by zinc deficiency-related health problems.