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Weekly Iron-Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) in women of reproductive age

Its role in promoting optimal maternal and child health



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Number of pages: 3
Publication date: 2009
Languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
WHO reference number: WHO/NMH/NHD/MNM/09.2



This guideline is based on the consensus of a World Health Organization (WHO) Global Consultation on Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) for Preventing Anaemia in Women of Reproductive Age held in Manila, Philippines, 25-27 April 2007 and summarizes recommendations based on a desk review commissioned by the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO) and additional evidence presented and discussed in the expert consultation. It is intended for a wide audience including program implementing partners, scientists and governments involved in the design and implementation of micronutrient programs as public health interventions.

This statement has been replaced by the guideline on intermittent iron and folic acid supplementation in menstruating women which was published in 2011. Guideline

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