The various causes of anemia require a set of diverse and context-specific strategies to strengthen multi-sectoral anemia policy and programming. Population-level policies to reduce anemia have been developed with the aim of guiding decision-making by policymakers and program planners, as well as efficient allocation of available resources.

To reach populations in need, policies need to be translated into programs. These programs should be designed with an eye for sustainability by incorporating the latest information on cost and cost-effectiveness, with the goal of reaching the most vulnerable populations in an equitable fashion.

We found 55 resource(s)

Mass Deworming for Improving Health and Cognition of Children in Endemic Helminth Areas: A Systematic Review and Individual Participant Data Network Meta‐Analysis
Systematic Review published by Campbell Systematic Reviews in
This Cambell Systematic Review synthesizes the evidence pertaining to the impact of differing types and frequency of deworming drugs on anemia, cognition, and growth across potential effect modifiers. Evidence from 19 studies suggests little effect on nutritional status or cognition; however, children with heavier-intensity infections may benefit…
Operational Guidance on Interventions to Reduce Anemia
Information, Education and Communication Materials published by WHO eLENA in
The below-listed external resources provide important information on relevant health topics related relevant for anemia and its etiologies.
Development and Rollout of National Maternal Anemia Materials: Experience from Mozambique
Information, Education and Communication Materials published by Maternal and Child Survival Program in
This case study describes the process of development of social and behavior change resources for the program to to reduce iron deficiency anemia in women in Mozambique
Multi-Sectoral Anemia Efforts at the National Level in Uganda
Technical Report published by SPRING in
This process documentation identifies the successes and challenges of establishing a multi-sectoral anemia platform in Uganda, analyzes the key factors that led to outcomes, and identifies potential areas for making improvements to the process in terms of sustainability of efforts. This process documentation uses data from two rounds of semi-…
WHO Recommendations on Antenatal Care for a Positive Pregnancy Experience
Guideline/Guidance published by World Health Organization in
This WHO guideline provides recommendations for routine antenatal care (ANC) for pregnant women and adolescent girls and aims to complement existing WHO guidelines on the management of specific pregnancy-related complications. The guideline addresses the following questions: 1) What evidence-based ANC practices improve outcomes and lead to a…
Guideline: Daily Iron Supplementation in Adult Women and Adolescent Girls
Guideline/Guidance published by World Health Organization in
This WHO guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on daily iron supplementation in menstruating adult women and adolescents, as a public health intervention for the prevention of anemia and iron deficiency. The recommendation in this guideline is intended for a wide audience, including policymakers, their expert advisers, and technical…
Compendium of Actions for Nutrition
Information, Education and Communication Materials published by United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition in
The Compendium of Actions for Nutrition (CAN), developed by the UN Network for SUN/REACH Secretariat in consultation with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), UNICEF, the World Food Programme, WHO, and academic experts, is a practical resource that compiles…
Guideline: Iron Supplementation in Postpartum Women
Guideline/Guidance published by WHO in
This WHO guideline reviews the evidence on the safety and effectiveness of iron supplementation in postpartum women.