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Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFAS) for Adolescents – FAQs

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Authors: Nutrition International
Publication date: April 2019

Overview

The purpose of this document is to provide technical guidance to support interventions in this area. Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplements, WIFAS, are oral supplements that consist of 60mg of elemental iron and 0.4mg of folic acid, or, where available, they may consist of the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended dose of 2.8mg of folic acid. They are recommended by the WHO as a preventative public health intervention for adolescent girls and menstruating women living in areas where the prevalence of anaemia in adolescent girls and women of reproductive age (WRA; 15-49 years of age) is 20% or greater.

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Folic Acid/Folate, Global, Guidelines, Iron, Women and Girls' Nutrition