MI co-convenes meeting on micronutrient supplements in pregnancy

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Micronutrient Initiative, along with the World Health Organization and UNICEF, is co-convening a meeting to discuss the programmatic challenges and opportunities to give multiple-micronutrient supplements (MMNS) to pregnant women living in middle- and low-income countries.

More than 40 nutrition and global health experts from around the world, including MI’s Board Member Bob Black, representatives of eight Ministries of Health, NGOs, and UN agencies are participating in a 3-day meeting, from August 18 to 20 in Geneva, to learn more about this option and share experiences.

Recent evidence shows the use of MMNS is a promising intervention to improve birth outcomes and reduce anemia in developing countries.

A peer-reviewed report of the consultation will be produced and disseminated in the coming months.

Follow the discussion on Twitter: #MMNS15 @micronutrient