Malnutrition among children remains a great challenge in low-income and middle-income countries. The largest enduring diseases caused by the lack of micronutrients are brought about by an inadequate intake of vitamin A and Zinc. Low-cost, high-efficiency solutions exist to this challenge, while new and innovative solutions are in the pipeline.
The Copenhagen Consensus Center in cooperation with Gumlink hold two regional meetings, one in Nairobi, Kenya, and one in New York, USA, in November 2009.
A minimum of five papers will be elected for presentations at each of the two meetings. At each meeting, one paper will receive a price of 25,000 DKK (app. 4,300 or 3,300 EUR).
Papers should assess costs and benefits of realistic and/or innovative solutions that combat Vitamin A and Zink deficiency, and explain the approaches that they use, including field experiences and results.
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