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Second Copenhagen Consensus: Micronutrient Fortification Best Practice, Horton et al

Best Practice Paper

By Sue Horton, Venkatesh Mannar & Annie Wesley

At the Copenhagen Consensus 2008 the Expert Panel ranked fortification with micronutrients (i.e. vitamins and minerals), among the top three international development priorities. Specifically, fortification with iron and iodine, two minerals needed in small quantities in daily diets, was ranked as a top public health intervention priority for countries using benefit‐cost analysis. Undernutrition remains widespread around the world, despite significant reductions in income
poverty in recent years.