Kendra Siekmans, Marion Roche, Jacqueline Kung’u, Rachelle E. Desrochers, and Luz Maria De-Regil.

Published: December 22, 2017


This paper reviews and summarizes the barriers and enablers for improved coverage and utilization of iron and folic acid (IFA) supplements by pregnant women in 7 countries in Africa and Asia.

Mixed Methods were used to analyzed IFA supplementation programmes in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal based on formative research conducted in 2012-2013.

Findings will help to inform large scale supplementation programme design.


Maternal & Child Nutrition