Nutrition International.

Published: November 17, 2021


This brief summarizes the implementation research project underway to look at the introduction of Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation (MMS) to replace Iron Folic Acid (IFA) supplementation during antenatal services in Pakistan. The project focuses on effective implementation approaches to inform sustainable transition and scale up and ensure maximum impact of MMS in the target area.

This project is led by Nutrition International in collaboration with the Nutrition Wing of the MoNHSR&C with the support and guidance of the Directorate General Health Services and Integrated Health Program of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the District Health Office of Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the MMS Technical Working Group. This project was funded by the Government of Canada.

Please also see the MMS Cost Benefit Tool and the MMS Policy Brief: Pakistan for additional information on cost-effectiveness of MMS.