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Review of the evidence regarding the use of antenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation in low‐ and middle‐income countries

The objectives of the review are to (1) review the evidence on the burden of micronutrient deficiencies in women of reproductive age (WRA) and associated adverse pregnancy outcomes; (2) update the evidence base on the effects of Multiple Micronutrient Supplements (MMS) on pregnancy outcomes; (3) assess the costs and cost‐effectiveness of shifting from Iron Folic Acid (IFA) to MMS during pregnancy; and (4) provide indicators based on the updated evidence base that might be considered by governments deciding whether IFA or MMS is the most appropriate supplement for their contexts.

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences Bourassa et al. May 2019
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