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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.

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In Search of Better Anemia Estimates: USAID Advancing Nutrition’s HEmoglobin MEasurement (HEME) Project
Webinar published by USAID Advancing Nutrition in
At the population level, differences in mean hemoglobin and the distribution of hemoglobin values can result in inaccurate and unreliable estimates of anemia prevalence .
Exploring the Anemia Ecology PART II: Application of the Ecological Approach to Anemia Assessment—Experiences from the Field Webinar
Webinar published by USAID Advancing Nutrition in
The USAID Advancing Nutrition Anemia Task Force (ATF) was created to develop a new approach to address the global challenge presented by anemia. Recognizing that anemia is a multi-dimensional condition affected by both internal (biological, genetics, health/infections, and nutrition) and external (socio-demographic, behavioral, food systems, and…
Hidden No More: New Estimates Help the Nutrition Community Support Women and Children at Risk of Micronutrient Deficiencies
Journal Article published by USAID Advancing Nutrition in
Timely data on the burden of micronutrient deficiencies is essential to understanding what works where and whether we’re making progress. Researchers recently estimated the global and regional prevalence of deficiencies in one or more micronutrients among preschool-age children and non-pregnant women of reproductive age and bring transparency to…
Coffee and Chai Chat: Spotlighting New Global Data and Actions Needed on Hidden Hunger
Webinar published by Micronutrient Forum in
Experts discuss how to enhance data collection and identify the best sources of information, modeling methods used to derive estimates of micronutrient deficiencies and data gaps, hidden hunger among women, and priorities for action. This is a series of webinars.
A Cross-Sectional Study of the Associations between Biomarkers of Vitamin D, Iron Status, and Hemoglobin in South African Women of Reproductive Age: the Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative, South Africa
Journal Article published by Curr Dev Nutr in
This study aimed to assess the associations between serum vitamin D and biomarkers of iron and anemia in a cohort of women of reproductive age from Soweto, South Africa, within a cross-sectional substudy of the Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative South Africa pilot trial.
The Prevalence of Anemia in Children Aged 6–23 Months and Its Correlates Differ by District in Kapilvastu and Achham Districts in Nepal
Journal Article published by Curr Dev Nutr in
This study analyses the predictors of anemia in young Nepali children aged 6–23 months in two districts of Nepal: Kapilvastu and Achham.
Spatial Variation and Attributable Risk Factors of Anaemia Among Young Children in Uganda: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Survey
Journal Article published by PLOS Glob Public Health in
This study describes the spatial variation and attributable risk factors of anemia at the national level in Uganda among children aged 6–59 months, using data from the 2016 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey.
Association between Hemoglobin and Elevation among School-aged Children: A Verification of Proposed Adjustments
Journal Article published by Am J Clin Nutr in
Hemoglobin increases with elevation as an adaptive response to lower blood oxygen saturation. This secondary data analysis examines the cross-sectional association between hemoglobin and elevation among school-aged children with data from nine population-based surveys. The paper calculates the hemoglobin adjustments required for each 500 meter…