Investing on Food Fortification can Save Millions, Study Reveals

Investing 3.8 million dollars in food fortification would help Ethiopia to save losses of over half a billion dollars spent on averting vitamin deficiencies, according to a new study by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Swiss-based foundation. The cost-benefit analysis report indicated that Ethiopia can upgrade its economy and bring health transformation if the government focuses on food fortification as its mandatory programme to prevent malnutrition. A dollar spent by the government, industries or consumers to fortify flour with critical nutrients could return 13 dollars in economic benefit, the report added.






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