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International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control (IMMPaCt)

 mothers with their children

The International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control (IMMPaCt) Program works with global partners to contribute CDC skills and resources to eliminate vitamin and mineral deficiencies (micronutrient malnutrition) among vulnerable populations throughout the world. Established by the CDC in 2000, IMMPaCt focuses primarily on helping eliminate deficiencies in iron, vitamin A, iodine, folate, and zinc.

Deficiencies in micronutrients such as iron, iodine, vitamin A, folate and zinc affect nearly one-third of the world's population, and the consequences can be devastating.1 For more information, see Micronutrient Facts.

By helping countries develop and operate appropriate assessment, monitoring and evaluation, systems, IMMPaCt and its global partners work to enable national governments, food industries and civic organizations to successfully implement interventions such as mass food fortification, supplementation and home fortification in order to eliminate vitamin and mineral deficiencies. For more information, see About the Program.


  1. Investing in the future: A united call to action on vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Global Report 2009 p. 1