Public health interventions for the treatment of anemia include a broad range of clinical and population-based approaches that can be applied to individuals at different life stages or to specific populations. Common examples include delayed cord clamping, deworming, malaria control, and blood transfusion, as well as screening and management of inherited disorders of structure, synthesis, and function of hemoglobin and red blood cells. These have demonstrated varying degrees of effectiveness.

Future research efforts that assess the prevalence of emerging parasitic and relevant co-infections, and determine the cause for persistence of infectious agents in pregnant and lactating mothers are important for developing new public health strategies for anemia control.

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Public Health Deworming Programmes for Soil‐Transmitted Helminths in Children Living in Endemic Areas
Systematic Review published by Cochrane Library in
This systematic review synthesizes the evidence pertaining to the effects of public health programs to regularly treat all children with deworming drugs on child growth, hemoglobin, cognition, school attendance, school performance, physical fitness, and mortality. Evidence from 50 trials in low-to-high-burden settings suggests substantial evidence…
Interventional Strategies for Prevention of Nutritional Anemia
Literature Review published by Nutritional Anemia in Preschool Children (Chapter 14 ) in
This book chapter discusses strategies for anemia prevention in children, including dietary approaches as well as prevention of diarrhea and helminth infection.
Delaying Iron Therapy until 28 Days after Antimalarial Treatment Is Associated with Greater Iron Incorporation and Equivalent Hematologic Recovery after 56 Days in Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal Article published by Journal of Nutrition in
This randomized trial compares erythrocyte iron incorporation in 100 children in Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda, who started iron supplementation either concurrently with antimalarial treatment or 28 days later.
Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Pregnancy: The Role of Parenteral Iron
Literature Review published by Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in
This review presents evidence on the impact on maternal mortality of iron–folic acid supplementation from observational studies that were analyzed for the Global Burden of Disease analysis in 2004, and summarizes the evidence from other reviews on this topic.
Effect of Timing of Umbilical Cord Clamping of Term Infants on Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes
Systematic Review published by Cochrane Library in
This Cochhrane Systematic Review synthesizes the evidence on the effects of early cord clamping compared with late cord clamping on maternal and neonatal outcomes from 15 trials. The authors conclude that a more liberal approach to delaying clamping of the umbilical cord in healthy term infants appears to be warranted, particularly in light of…
Helminth Infections and Micronutrients in School-Age Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Systematic Review published by American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in
This systematic review synthesizes the evidence pertaining to the relationship of helminth infections with micronutrient status in school-age children worldwide, and concludes that evidence from observational studies and randomized controlled trials suggests distinct associations between helminth infections and micronutrients in school-age…
Pharmaceutical Management for Micronutrients and Anemia-Reduction Medicines
Presentation/Poster published by A2Z: The USAID Micronutrient and Child Blindness Project in
This presentation from the Manoff Group highlights supply chain considerations, from a pharmaceutical perspective, for medicines and supplements aimed at supplying micronutrients and combating anemia.
Iron Interventions for Women and Children in Low-Income Countries
Literature Review published by The Journal of Nutrition in
This review highlights how iron interventions might be positioned within four global health initiatives: making pregnancy safer, saving newborn lives, infant and young child feeding, and fortification.