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Technical Reference Materials: The Benefits of Multiple Micronutrient Supplements in Pregnancy Technical Brief for Policy Makers: Bangladesh

This Technical Brief for Policy Makers describes the potential benefits of multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) during pregnancy compared to iron and folic acid supplementation (IFA), and provides a rationale for transitioning from MMS to IFA in low and middle income countries(LMIC) that see a high prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies in pregnant women and women of reproductive age (WRA), and/or poor pregnancy outcomes. Data from Bangladesh is used for illustrative purposes, but the document can be adapted to other LMICs, assuming the data exists at the national level to complete the information needs of this analysis.

  • South Asia
  • Policy and policy development
  • Policy brief

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