This study, conducted by scientists from several research institutes in Ghana, Austria, and the USA, investigated the impact of vitamin A alone compared to a combination of vitamin A and zinc on the incidence of malaria. 200 children aged between 6 and 24 months were divided into two groups. Participants in the intervention group received a supplement containing vitamin A and zinc. Participants in the placebo group received a placebo product, which only included vitamin A. Study results showed a 27% lower incidence of malaria in the supplemented group compared with the control group. This study showed a significant role of vitamin A and zinc in reducing malaria morbidity. Please see the study for more details.
Owusu-Agyei et al.