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A tool to aid decision-making transitioning from IFAS to MMS and Policy Briefs

This tool, developed by Nutrition International, aims to aid countries’ decision-making. It uses a rigorous methodology to calculate the incremental benefits and costs of transitioning from iron folic acid supplementation (IFAS) to multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) in various countries. Users can construct and test different scenarios by updating the assumptions within the tool or running a Custom Analysis. Up to eight health outcomes are included in the analysis, and aggregated using disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). Further, Policy Briefs are available for the countries listed on the map. These documents summarize the results of the analysis and are designed for policymakers to answer the question “is antenatal MMS better value for money than IFAS?”

Nutrition International May 2021
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