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HMHB Side Event on MMS at ANH Academy Week

28 June 2022 – HMHB is hosting an online side event at the 7th Annual Agriculture Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Week during the Research Conference from  28 to 30 June, which will cover a range of hot-topic discussions. The HMHB session, titled, ‘Accelerating the integration of prenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) into antenatal care services’ will be held on 30 June from 6:45 – 7:45 AM EDT | 12:45 – 1:45 PM CET.



The Objective

There is still an alarmingly high rate of women who are deficient in critical micronutrients during pregnancy. This is a major driver of risk for the health and mortality of mothers and newborns with greater chances of babies born too small, too soon, or stillborn. Integrating evidence-based, cost-effective, and affordable interventions like multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) is an opportunity to improve the health of mothers and newborns as well as strengthen antenatal care systems. 

This session aims to increase understanding regarding policy advocacy and implementation research related to the introduction of MMS based on country experiences. The session will highlight the scientific evidence of multiple micronutrient supplementation, an evidence-based, cost-effective, and affordable intervention to improve maternal nutrition and birth outcomes.

Topics and Speakers  

The event will be moderated by Dr. Martin Mwangi, Program Lead, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Consortium.

Speakers and topics are as follows:  

  1. Maternal nutrition: scope and scale of the issue – Dr. Martin Mwangi, HMHB, Micronutrient Forum 
  2. Advocacy & situational analysis, CambodiaHou Kroeun, Helen Keller International, Cambodia 
  3. Implementation research MaliAdama Mamby Keita, JHPiego 
  4. Implementation research approach ­– Ashutosh Mishra, Vitamin Angels, India


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