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    Guideline: vitamin A supplementation in postpartum women

    Approximately 1000 women die from pregnancy and childbirth complications worldwide every day. Vitamin A deficiency also affects about 19 million pregnant women, mostly from the World Health Organization (WHO) regions of Africa and South-East Asia. Vitamin A plays an important role in vision, growth and p...

    Guideline: Vitamin A supplementation in infants and children 6–59 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...

    Guideline: Intermittent iron and folic acid supplementation in menstruating women

    Women of reproductive age are at increased risk of anaemia because of chronic iron depletion during the menstrual cycle. It is estimated that worldwide there are 469 million anaemic women of reproductive age. At least half of the cases are attributed to iron deficiency. This guideline provides global, ev...

    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...

    Guideline: Intermittent iron supplementation in preschool and school-age children

    It is estimated that 600 million preschool and school-age children worldwide are anaemic, and it is assumed that at least half of these cases are attributable to iron deficiency. This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on the intermittent use of iron supplements for preschool an...

    WHO recommendation: calcium supplementation during pregnancy for prevention of pre-eclampsia and its complications

    Improving care for women during pregnancy and around the time of childbirth to prevent and treat pre-eclampsia and eclampsia is a necessary step towards the achievement of the health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Efforts to prevent and reduce morbidity and mortality due to these co...

    Guideline: daily iron supplementation in adult women and adolescent girls

    This guideline provides a global, evidence-informed recommendation on daily iron supplementation in menstruating adult women and adolescents, as a public-health intervention for the prevention of anaemia and iron deficiency. The guideline aims to help Member States and their partners in their efforts to ...

    Guideline: daily iron supplementation in infants and children

    This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on daily iron supplementation in infants and children, as a public-health intervention for the prevention of anaemia and iron deficiency. It includes recommendations for iron supplementation in countries where malaria is prevalent. The gui...

    Guideline: iron supplementation in postpartum women

    This guideline provides a global, evidence-informed recommendation on iron supplementation in postpartum women, as a public health intervention for the purpose of improving maternal and infant health outcomes. The guideline aims to help Member States and their partners in their efforts to make informed d...