Food fortification in Senegal can increase micronutrient levels
For many years, MI has been working with food producers in Senegal to help them fortify their products - specifically cooking oil and wheat flour - with micronutrients.
Improving nutrition for women and girls in Senegal
2015 - 2020
Working with our partners in Senegal, we aimed to reduce anaemia, pregnancy and birth complications, and neural tube defects in newborns through iron and folic acid supplements and food fortification.
Prevalence of anaemia in Senegal
Wheat flour fortification and adolescent nutrition interventions
Wheat flour fortified with iron and folic acid
Nutrition International focuses on:
We provide technical and financial support for:
Preventing anaemia and neural tube defects
Right Start Senegal protected 390,265 births from neural tube defects and averted more than 500,000 cases of anaemia among women and adolescent girls, helping to ensure they have the energy to go to school, to work and to fully participate in life.