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Guideline: use of multiple micronutrient powders for point-of-use fortification of foods consumed by pregnant women.

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World Health Organization [WHO]
Source: 
Geneva, Switzerland, WHO, 2016. 32 p.
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The guideline is intended for a wide audience, including governments, nongovernmental organizations, healthcare workers, scientists and donors involved in the design and implementation of micronutrient programmes and antenatal care services and their integration into national and subnational public health strategies and programmes. This WHO guideline states that routine use of multiple micronutrient powders during pregnancy is not recommended as an alternative to standard iron and folic supplementation during pregnancy for improving maternal and infant health outcomes.

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374597
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