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.
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…
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 Guideline: Use of Multiple Micronutrient Powders for Point-of-Use Fortification of Foods Consumed by Infants and Young Children Aged 6-23 Months and Children Aged 2-12 Years
Guideline/Guidance published by WHO in
This WHO guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on the use of multiple micronutrient powders for point-of-use fortification of foods consumed by infants and young children aged 6–23 months and children aged 2–12 years. The guideline is intended to help Member States and their partners in their efforts to make evidence-…
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…