We found 11 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.

Public Health Deworming Programmes for Soil‐Transmitted Helminths in Children Living in Endemic Areas
Systematic Review published by Cochrane Library in
This systematic review synthesizes the evidence pertaining to the effects of public health programs to regularly treat all children with deworming drugs on child growth, hemoglobin, cognition, school attendance, school performance, physical fitness, and mortality. Evidence from 50 trials in low-to-high-burden settings suggests substantial evidence…
Interventional Strategies for Prevention of Nutritional Anemia
Literature Review published by Nutritional Anemia in Preschool Children (Chapter 14 ) in
This book chapter discusses strategies for anemia prevention in children, including dietary approaches as well as prevention of diarrhea and helminth infection.
Delaying Iron Therapy until 28 Days after Antimalarial Treatment Is Associated with Greater Iron Incorporation and Equivalent Hematologic Recovery after 56 Days in Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal Article published by Journal of Nutrition in
This randomized trial compares erythrocyte iron incorporation in 100 children in Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda, who started iron supplementation either concurrently with antimalarial treatment or 28 days later.
Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Pregnancy: The Role of Parenteral Iron
Literature Review published by Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in
This review presents evidence on the impact on maternal mortality of iron–folic acid supplementation from observational studies that were analyzed for the Global Burden of Disease analysis in 2004, and summarizes the evidence from other reviews on this topic.
Helminth Infections and Micronutrients in School-Age Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Systematic Review published by American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in
This systematic review synthesizes the evidence pertaining to the relationship of helminth infections with micronutrient status in school-age children worldwide, and concludes that evidence from observational studies and randomized controlled trials suggests distinct associations between helminth infections and micronutrients in school-age…
Effect of Timing of Umbilical Cord Clamping of Term Infants on Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes
Systematic Review published by Cochrane Library in
This Cochhrane Systematic Review synthesizes the evidence on the effects of early cord clamping compared with late cord clamping on maternal and neonatal outcomes from 15 trials. The authors conclude that a more liberal approach to delaying clamping of the umbilical cord in healthy term infants appears to be warranted, particularly in light of…
Pharmaceutical Management for Micronutrients and Anemia-Reduction Medicines
Presentation/Poster published by A2Z: The USAID Micronutrient and Child Blindness Project in
This presentation from the Manoff Group highlights supply chain considerations, from a pharmaceutical perspective, for medicines and supplements aimed at supplying micronutrients and combating anemia.
Iron Interventions for Women and Children in Low-Income Countries
Literature Review published by The Journal of Nutrition in
This review highlights how iron interventions might be positioned within four global health initiatives: making pregnancy safer, saving newborn lives, infant and young child feeding, and fortification.