HMHB hosted 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 covered a range of hot-topic discussions. The HMHB session, titled, ‘Accelerating the integration of prenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) into antenatal care services’ was held on 30 June. The aim of this session was to increase understanding regarding policy advocacy and implementation research related to the introduction of MMS based on country experiences. The session highlighted the scientific evidence of MMS, an evidence-based, cost-effective, and affordable intervention to improve maternal nutrition and birth outcomes. The event was moderated by Dr. Martin Mwangi, Program Lead, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Consortium.
Speakers and topics were as follows: