Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Become a member

Multiple micronutrient supplements in pregnancy: Implementation considerations for integration as part of quality services in routine antenatal care. Objectives, results, and conclusions of the meeting

The World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Nutrition International (NI), convened a technical consultation “Multiple micronutrient supplements in pregnancy: Implementation considerations for successful incorporation into existing programmes.” The objectives of the technical consultation were to (a) examine implementation experiences of micronutrient supplementation interventions in pregnant women, lessons learned, and best practices; (b) discuss programmatic and technical considerations of interventions on multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) in pregnant women in low-, middle-, and high-income countries; and (c) identify implementation considerations that can be useful to scale up efforts by national policymakers and their advisors considering MMS as part of existing antenatal care programs as well as other delivery platforms.  This paper provides the background and rationale of the technical consultation, synopsizes the presentations, and summarizes the primary considerations and conclusions reached during plenary discussions.

Maternal and Child Nutrition Garcia-Casal et al. December 2018
  • Global
  • Research
  • Scientific publication