Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate (% of children ages 6-59 months)
Definition: Vitamin A supplementation refers to the percentage of children ages 6-59 months old who received at least two doses of vitamin A in the previous year.
Description: The map below shows how Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate (% of children ages 6-59 months) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Uzbekistan, with a value of 99.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Liberia, with a value of 0.00.
Source: United Nations Children's Fund, State of the World's Children.
Aggregation method: Weighted average
General Comments: Vitamin A is essential for optimal functioning of the immune system. Vitamin A deficiency, a leading cause of blindness, also causes a greater risk of dying from a range of childhood ailments such as measles, malaria, and diarrhea. In low- and middle-inco