Most vitamin D deficient cases are unaware of vitamin D sources and its benefits. Hence, Makhzoumi Foundation implements continuous campaigns for awareness regarding vitamin D and its sources.
Awareness campaigns stress on the fact that Vitamin D is very important for strong bones, particularly in women and during the stages of rapid bone growth such as the early years.
Because it is not easy to get enough vitamin D from food sources, also it is very difficult that people get most of their requirement from the action of sunlight on the skin, there are many persons who have vitamin D deficiency.
Also in an effort to help diagnose people who suffer from this deficiency, Makhzoumi Foundation outreach team conducted two campaigns in Mufti Hassan Khaled Association in Beirut, and in Makhzoumi Foundation center in Bchamoun area, doing vitamin D blood testing to the community.
Around 200 persons joined the campaigns and all of those who had a low blood test value were referred to a specialist physician for treatment or follow up.