The Knowledge Hub brings together existing knowledge, guidance, tools, and other useful resources related to women’s nutrition, maternal nutrition, and evidence-based interventions targeting women, such as prenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS).
The Knowledge Hub is a dynamic, publicly accessible repository. It will be expanded and further improved over time, and we ask for your help in this. Please share any resources that you believe should be included in this Knowledge Hub, and send them to [email protected].
Key scientific articles on evidence related to MMS.
MMS during pregnancy – Cochrane Review 2019
IPD Analysis on benefits of MMS – 2017
Maternal and Child Undernutrition Progress – The Lancet Series
Top policy briefs and guides for advocating for maternal nutrition and MMS.
FAQ and Advocacy Brief on MMS in WHO’s EML
A tool for cost-benefit analyses for countries to aid decision-making in transitioning from IFAS to MMS and Policy Briefs
Useful tools for introducing MMS in countries.
Interim Country-level Decision-making Guidance for Introducing MMS
Formative Research in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Madagascar.
In this Coffee and Chai Chat, Dr. Clayton Ajello and Mr. Spencer Kirk discuss how multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) supply can meet the growing global demand and ensure that vulnerable pregnant women in low and middle-income settings have access to MMS to help improve their nutrition and pregnancy outcomes.
In this Knowledge Byte, Dr. Martin Mwangi discusses the global scope and scale of maternal malnutrition and the role of multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) to mitigate it.
In this Knowledge Byte, Dr. Ashutosh Mishra, Senior Regional Technical Director, Vitamin Angels, talks about an implementation science framework for multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS).
In this Knowledge Byte, Adama Mamby Keita, Head, Department of Epidemiology, Center for Vaccine Development, Mali, talks about the implementation research on multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) in Mali.
In this Knowledge Byte, Dr. Hou Kroeun, Deputy Country Director, Helen Keller International talks about the situation analysis of multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS), advocacy, and piloting for its introduction in Cambodia.
In this Knowledge Byte, Dr. Martin Mwangi, HMHB Program Lead introduced the Advocacy Toolkit for multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) for supporting national actors to advocate for MMS at the country level.
This Knowledge Byte by Dr. Mustafizur Rahman, Line Director, NNS, HPNSP, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh talks about the country’s experience in policy and program development of multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS).
In the largest programmatic evaluation of antenatal micronutrient supplementation strategies and birth outcomes to date, this study estimated the comparative effectiveness of four antenatal supplementation strategies on adverse birth outcomes in 96 341 women (22·5% of whom had HIV) who presented to antenatal care before 24 weeks gestation in Botswana. The results showed that women who initiated iron-folic acid supplementation (IFAS) had lower risks of most adverse birth outcomes compared with women who initiated iron-only or folic acid-only supplementation, and differences were greatest in women with HIV and women aged 35 years or older. Women who initiated multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) had lower risks of preterm and very preterm birth and low and very low birthweight compared with women who initiated IFAS.
This scoping review maps policies, data, and interventions aiming to address poor maternal nutrition outcomes in Afghanistan using broad search categories and approaches including database and website searches, hand searches of reference lists from relevant articles, policy and program document requests, and key informant interviews and presents evidence from more than 10 years of efforts to improve the maternal nutrition status of Afghan women.
This policy brief summarizes the key findings of the Lancet Global Health report on the new estimates of micronutrient deficiencies worldwide by Stevens et al. (2022) and outlines urgent actions required to mitigate the impact of micronutrient malnutrition on the most vulnerable.