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    Guideline: Vitamin A supplementation in pregnancy for reducing the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV

    Over 1000 new cases of mother-to-child transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) occur worldwide every day, making this the main route of transmission of HIV infection in children. Vitamin A deficiency affects about 19 million pregnant women, mostly from the WHO regions of Africa and South-E...

    Guideline: Vitamin A supplementation in infants 1–5 months of age

    Vitamin A deficiency affects about 19 million pregnant women and 190 million preschool-age children, mostly from the World Health Organization (WHO) regions of Africa and South-East Asia. Infants and children have increased vitamin A requirements to support rapid growth and to help them combat infections...

    Neonatal vitamin A supplementation

    Infants and young children have increased vitamin A requirements to support rapid growth and to help combat infections. Member States have requested guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the effects and safety of vitamin A supplementation in the neonatal period (first 28 days of life) as a...

    Guidelines on optimal feeding of low birth-weight infants in low- and middle-income countries

    Low birth weight (LBW) has been defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as weight at birth less than 2500 g. The global prevalence of LBW is 15.5%, which means that about 20.6 million such infants are born each year, 96.5% of them in developing countries. There is significant variation in LBW rate...

    Guía de práctica clínica sobre lactancia materna

    Esta guía se ha elaborado con el objetivo de identificar cuáles son las condiciones que favorecen el inicio, la instauración y el mantenimiento de la lactancia materna y de incluir recomendaciones basadas en pruebas científicas que ayuden a los profesionales sanitarios a dar respuesta a los problemas...

    WHO guideline: use of multiple micronutrient powders for point-of-use fortification of foods consumed by infants and young children aged 6-23 months and children aged 2-12 years

    The use of multiple micronutrient powders for point-of-use fortification of foods has been suggested as an alternative to mitigate or overcome the constraints associated with supplementation and mass fortification. They are intended to increase the vitamin and mineral intake of infants and young children...