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)

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.
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…
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-…
Guideline: Use of Multiple Micronutrient Powders for Home Fortification of Foods Consumed by Pregnant Women
Guideline/Guidance published by WHO in
This WHO guideline is intended to help member states make evidence-informed decisions on the appropriate nutrition actions to improve the nutritional status of pregnant women. The guideline is intended for a wide audience, including governments, nongovernmental organizations, health care workers, scientists, and donors involved in the design and…
Senegal: Major Shift for Women and Adolescent Girls' Nutrition
Brief published by Nutrition International in
This article describes the Micronutrient Initiative’s Right Start program in Senegal, funded by the Government of Canada, which aims to significantly improve nutrition for women and adolescent girls.
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-…
Guideline: Daily Iron Supplementation in Infants and Children
Guideline/Guidance published by WHO in
This WHO guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on daily iron supplementation in infants and children, 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 policy-makers, their expert advisers, and technical and programme staff…