We found 28 resource(s)

Documents included in this toolkit have been identified by members of the USAID Advancing Nutrition Anemia Task Force. The Anemia Task Force members are experts in fields of study related to various aspects of anemia - biology, its assessment, interventions to reduce its burden, and the enabling environment that influences anemia policies and programs. The included resources have been selected for their utility in understanding anemia and relevant to actions that can be taken to reduce it.

This toolkit will be updated on a rolling basis – for inquiries or suggestions for resources to add, please contact info@advancingnutrition.org.

Factors Associated with Anaemia in a Nationally Representative Sample of Nonpregnant Women of Reproductive Age in Nepal
National Micronutrient Status Survey published by Maternal & Child Nutrition in
This study evaluated haemoglobin, biomarkers of iron status and other micronutrients, infection, inflammation, and blood disorders from the cross‐sectional 2016 Nepal National Micronutrient Status Survey with the aim to evaluate factors associated with anaemia among a nationally representative sample of nonpregnant women of reproductive age.
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.
Review of the Evidence Regarding the Use of Antenatal Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Literature Review published by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences in
This review presents the conclusions of a task force that set out to assess the prevalence of inadequate micronutrient intakes and adverse birth outcomes in low- and middle-income countries; the data from trials comparing multiple-micronutrient supplements that contain iron–folic acid with iron–folic acid supplements alone; the risks of reaching…
Predictors of Anemia in Women of Reproductive Age: Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) Project
Journal Article published by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in
This study used data from 10 cross-sectional, nationally representative data to assess the associations between anemia and multiple proximal (e.g., iron and vitamin A deficiencies, inflammation, malaria, and body mass index) and distal risk factors (e.g., education status, household sanitation and hygiene, and urban or rural residence) in…
Predictors of Anemia in Preschool Children: Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) Project
Journal Article published by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in
This study used cross-sectional data from 16 surveys to evaluate predictors of anemia in preschool children (6-59 months of age) by country and infection-burden category. Findings indicate that iron deficiency, malaria, breastfeeding, stunting, underweight, inflammation, low socioeconomic status, and poor sanitation were each associated with…
Malaria Control Interventions Contributed to Declines in Malaria Parasitemia, Severe Anemia, and All-Cause Mortality in Children Less Than 5 Years of Age in Malawi, 2000-2010
Journal Article published by American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in
This study evaluated the impact of malaria control efforts on malaria morbidity and all-cause childhood mortality in Malawi between 2000 and 2010.
Minerals in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Review Article
Literature Review published by Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research in
This review provides information on the role of minerals in pregnancy and lactation and their rate of consumption, as well as complications induced by their deficiency or excess use. The function of minerals, their recommended daily intake, as well as maximum allowable daily intake for adults, pregnant, and lactating women are described.
Understanding Anemia: Guidance for Conducting a Landscape Analysis (November 2016)
Assessment Tool published by SPRING in
Understanding Anemia: Guidance for Conducting a Landscape Analysis is a tool that provides guidance to support data collection and analysis for understanding the anemia situation and supporting an evidence-based approach to anemia prevention and reduction. This tool is primarily directed at technical experts planning to carry out a landscape…