Nutrition

Use of multiple micronutrient powders for home fortification of foods consumed by pregnant women

Guideline

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World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 26
Publication date: 2011
Languages: Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
ISBN: 978 92 4 150203 0

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Overview

This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on the use of multiple micronutrient powders for home fortification of foods consumed by pregnant women.

The guideline will help Member States and their partners in their efforts to make informed decisions on the appropriate nutrition actions to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, in particular, the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger (MDG 1), reduction of child mortality (MDG 4) and improvement of maternal health (MDG 5). The guideline is intended for a wide audience including policy-makers, their expert advisers, and technical and programme staff at organizations involved in the design, implementation and scaling-up of nutrition actions for public health.

Evidence

  • Suchdev PS et al. (pdf, 166.4Kb)
    Multiple micronutrient powders for home (point of use) fortification of foods in pregnant women: a systematic review. WHO e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2011.
  • Peña-Rosas JP et al.
    Effects and safety of daily preventive oral supplementation with iron or iron and folic acid for women during pregnancy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD004736. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004736.pub3.