30 January 2023 – A new knowledge byte on ‘Developing a supply strategy for multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) to meet the growing global demand‘ has been released. Featuring Dr. Clayton Ajello, Senior Technical Advisor, Kirk Humanitarian, this is the first knowledge byte of the year created as a part of HMHB’s ongoing series of short videos to disseminate knowledge and information on specific technical topics related to MMS.
The growing demand for United Nations International Multiple Micronutrient Antenatal Preparation (UNIMMAP) MMS is projected to outpace global supply within the next two years. In November 2022, Kirk Humanitarian published a report, UNIMMAP MMS for National Health Systems: Considerations for Developing a Supply Strategy, which provides guidance for global stakeholders to build a strategy to ensure that the global, regional, and national supply of UNIMMAP MMS will meet future demand and reach pregnant women who are at the highest risk of malnutrition.
This video outlines the key points of the report. It explains the current demand and supply landscape of MMS, considerations for national and regional actors and suppliers to develop a strategy to accelerate supply, and highlights five key urgent actions needed now to address this issue. This knowledge byte is intended for stakeholders including national governments, multi- and bilateral organizations, nutrition philanthropies, global technical advisory groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and current and prospective suppliers. Further questions can be directed to [email protected].