Sue Horton, Venkatesh Mannar , and Annie Wesley.

Published: October 1, 2008


In the Copenhagen Consensus, 2008, a group of world‐renowned economists ranked food fortification with iron and iodine as a top public health intervention priority for countries using benefit‐cost analysis. This Best Practice Paper discusses challenges that increase the risk of iron and iodine deficiencies in populations, describes key components for implementing sustainable national fortification programs, provides a detailed economic analysis of fortification and discusses implications of the analysis.