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Re: Iron-containing supplements for pregnant women and young children [message #17422 is a reply to message #17289] Fri, 15 March 2019 23:41 Go to previous message
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Registered: March 2019
Iron and folic acid supplementation is a routine public health intervention in Nigeria that has been implemented for many years. I support the proposed amendments to existing questions. A better understanding of coverage and program delivery will help improve the quality of nutrition services delivered by the health system. For children, there is often intermittent supplementation based on several reasons. Since iron can be stored in the body, even intermittent supplementation can make a difference in overall iron status. Expanding the recall period for this intervention will allow children who receive supplements intermittently to be captured.
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