This study, conducted by researchers from Burkina Faso, the USA, and Austria, investigated the effects of a combined vitamin A and zinc supplementation on Malaria morbidity in children aged between 6 and 72 months in Burkina Faso. Children were divided into two groups of each 74 participants. One group received the micronutrient supplement, and the other group received a placebo product 6 days a week. Results showed, among others, a significant reduction in malaria cases in the supplemented group (34%) compared to the placebo group (3.5%). It was concluded that a combination of vitamin A and zinc could reduce the risk of malaria among children. For more details, please refer to the study.
Zeba et al.