Micronutrient fortification of cereal flours at water mills in rural Nepal

In 2007, the Micronutrient Initiative began working with village millers in rural Nepal to help them add essential vitamins and minerals to the cereal flour they produce. MI developed an innovative flour fortification device for the small traditional watermills in the Lalitpur district of Nepal. The device, which does not require electricity or significant additional
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Micronutrient Initiative President Venkatesh Mannar wins Tech Award in Health for Double Fortified Salt

San Jose, CA, USA – At a ceremony tonight, Venkatesh Mannar´s work to fortify salt with both iodine and iron was awarded the Tech Award for Health. Double fortified salt was recognized for its simplicity, its cost-effectiveness and the possibility of it potentially reaching billions of people. “I am so pleased to be honoured with this prestigious international
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Government of Canada announces $75 million for Micronutrient Initiative to improve maternal and child health through nutrition programming

Minister of International Cooperation, Beverley Oda, has announced $75 million in new funding for the work of the Micronutrient Initiative to expand innovative nutrition programming and strengthen African health systems. The investment will be spread over five years and is expected to benefit 4 million pregnant women and 14 million children under the age of five –
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