Report by journalist Alex Arkady: Around the world thousands of people suffer from insufficient diet and nutrition that affects their daily health and development. Countries lacking the proper vitamins and minerals in diets result in an abundance of malnutrition sweeping the nation and weakening the population. Basepoint Capital’s David Shulman who sits on the advisory board of the non-profit S and P Foundation which specializes in nutrition enrichment abroad sheds some light on the issue of malnutrition and the need for more nutrition enriching programs around the world. |
As an engaged member of the global community, Basepoint Capital’s David Shulman understands the devastating effects of a poor nutritional diet and a lack of efficient healthcare. Without the proper nutrition and life-sustaining vitamins and minerals, people can experience an increase in learning disabilities, mental retardation, poor health, low work capacity, blindness, and premature death. Basepoint Capital’s David Shulman acknowledges that tens of millions of people are suffering some of these effects of dietary deficiencies around the world.
As a member of the board of advisors for a non-profit working to combat these effects in Israel, Basepoint Capital’s David Shulman is deeply invested in increasing nutrition and fighting malnutrition through nutrition enrichment and healthy living programs. Basepoint Capital’s David Shulman is dedicated to preventing the devastating results of deficiencies in nutrition to spread and that continue to exist. The global community should join together in support of nutrition enrichment programs.
Some of the effects that can be prevented through nutritional education programs and healthcare are deaths, children born cretins of blindness as preschoolers, loss of work due to lethargy or more severe disabilities, and thousands of school years wasted due to illness. It has been said that more than 13 million people suffer from night blindness or total blindness due to a lack of Vitamin A. In many locations without adequate iodine in the diet of residents, five to ten babies of every one thousand pregnancies are born dead or die soon after. Also severe iron deficiencies result in as many as one in five maternal deaths and about 30 percent of children dying who do not receive the proper blood transfusion needed for iron deficiencies.
Getting involved and advocating for nutrition enrichment programs in developing countries is a great way to help the cause of preventing more deaths and disabilities amongst malnutrition communities, recommends Basepoint Capital’s David Shulman.
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