In partnership with the Government of Pakistan, we launched the Advancing Maternal Health through MMS Implementation Research project to study the effectiveness of transitioning from iron and folic acid supplementation to multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) for pregnant women. The results of this research will help to inform the scale-up of MMS across the country.
We are collaborating with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to investigate the potential impact of key maternal nutrition interventions on subsequent non-communicable disease risk and resulting lives saved of the child later in life. This study is the first to quantify the intergenerational impacts of antenatal micronutrient supplementation at global, regional, and national levels for 132 low- and middle-income countries.
Together with the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, we launched a research project to develop a set of new data collection tools and analytical strategies that will fill gaps in health and nutrition information and help governments in low and middle-income countries respond to, and plan for, emerging threats to health and nutrition during emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.