Compiling global lessons from multi-country research in zinc and iron/folate supplementation

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Providing zinc supplements along with oral rehydration to young children for the treatment of diarrhea is a life-saving intervention. Iron/folate supplements help address the common problem of iron deficiency anemia in pregnant women. Global efforts to ensure all children and women in the Global South have access to these programs had made little progress. The Micronutrient Initiative commissioned intensive research studies in nine countries in order to identify the barriers and potential enabling factors to improve the coverage of these programs. HealthBridge’s role in this project was to compile the country reports, synthesize their findings, and disseminate them for greater learning and global impact.