The objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of distributing micronutrient powders (MNP) for home fortification during biannual Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Week (MNCHW) events, as a strategy to improve young child nutrition.
Micronutrient powders (MNP) are recommended by the World Health Organization as an effective intervention to address anaemia in children. A formative process evaluation was conducted to assess the viability of a model using free vouchers in two districts of Mozambique to deliver MNP and motivate adherence to recommendations regarding its use.
This chapter reveals that the Senegal food fortification program has made significant progress within a relatively short period of time. The food fortification program in Senegal is contributing positively to micronutrient intake and is likely to be reducing deficiencies.
This chapter aims to capture lessons learned from both public and private sector experiences and will discuss key determinants of demand and consumption of fortified foods, illustrated with examples from the field and lessons learned on what worked and what has not worked.
This chapter describes the recommendations and norms guiding current policies and programs to address undernutrition, the existence of policies and programs in low- and middle- income countries, some of their strengths and challenges, and provides examples of how better generation and use of information could accelerate progress in nutrition.
Food fortification is a cost-effective strategy for addressing demonstrated nutrient deficiencies in the contexts of a combination of marginal diets, vulnerable population segments, and other drivers of deficiency. In this chapter, we present and discuss issues pertaining to the development of national strategies to prevent and control micronutrient deficiency, with specific focus on the role of food fortification.
This chapter provides an overview of monitoring and evaluation issues related to food fortification. It presents the foundational 2006 WHO monitoring and evaluation framework for food fortification and briefly describes regulatory and household individual monitoring and evaluation components.
This chapter looks at the need to rededicate and double down efforts to eliminate the global micronutrient problem. It outlines how new technologies, improved communications, and an expanded public infrastructure all can be leveraged to ensure food fortification can be scaled up to reach entire countries helping populations better achieve their full social, physiological, and economic potential.
This chapter provides an overview of quality assurance data from national fortification programs. It also outlines key barriers to compliance against national fortification standards. Recommendations to improve fortification compliance are then provided.
This chapter reviews the evidence basis for prevention of folic acid-sensitive neural tube defects through public health interventions in women of reproductive age, the proven vehicles for delivery of folic acid, and what is needed to effectively scale these, and provide a snapshot of potential innovations that require future research.