Zinc & Health
In this interesting example of tackling issues, Teck - one of the largest producers of zinc in the world - began a health initiative that explored providing zinc to communities in need. Approximately 450,000 children die each year from zinc deficiency in developing countries, and is an important mineral in boosting the immune system and preventing diarrhea.
Teck is now a part of a collaboration between a number of organizations including UNICEF, the Micronutrient Initiative, and the International Zinc Association, as well as local governments, and their work towards resolving global health issues related to zinc deficiency includes zinc supplementation, food fortification, crop nutrition, awareness, and advocacy. This short clip features senior leaders at Teck and others involved in the collaboration speaking about how it came about and how it has progressed.
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