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Guideline: Use of Multiple Micronutrient Powders for Home Fortification of Foods Consumed by Infants and Children 6–23 Months of Age. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2011.

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Guideline: Use of Multiple Micronutrient Powders for Home Fortification of Foods Consumed by Infants and Children 6–23 Months of Age.

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Annex 6Summary of NUGAG members' considerations for determining the strength of the recommendation

Quality of evidence:
  • The quality of the evidence for anaemia and iron deficiency was considered sufficient to support recommendation in all settings, including areas of malaria transmission
Values and preferences:
  • Large groups of children under 2 years are affected by iron deficiency and may benefit from this intervention. Other options (i.e. fortification) may be preferred in order to reach a larger proportion of the target population
Trade-off between benefits and harm:
  • This intervention is effective for prevention of iron deficiency and anemia but there is still uncertainty regarding adverse effects, particularly diarrhoea and malaria
Costs and feasibility:
  • This intervention may be more expensive than drops but is feasible
  • Cost-effectiveness analyses in different settings are needed
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