__Helen Keller International (Helen Keller) combats the causes and consequences of blindness, malnutrition, and preventable diseases, which disproportionately impact the world’s most disadvantaged communities. __
Through a range of evidence-based programs, Helen Keller provides children and adults affected by disability, poverty or crisis with the essential care and resources they need to protect their health and build a more secure future.
Helen Keller’s vitamin A Supplementation Program is a cornerstone of these efforts. Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children and increases the risk of disease and death from severe infections. Young children and pregnant women in Africa and Southeast Asia are the most commonly affected.
In collaboration with local organizations, national governments, and international partners, Helen Keller facilitates the mass delivery of high-dose vitamin A supplements to children between six months and five years of age. Through large-scale campaigns and routine health services, the program reaches millions of children in need across sub-Saharan Africa each year.