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Nutr Rev. 2005 Dec;63(12 Pt 2):S109-15.

Weekly iron-folic acid supplementation to improve iron status and prevent pregnancy anemia in Filipino women of reproductive age: the Philippine experience through government and private partnership.

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  • 1National Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Department of Health, Santa Cruz, Manila 1106, Philippines.


With the participation of the government and private sectors in the Philippines, weekly iron-folic acid supplementation introduced within a social marketing framework and a social mobilization campaign successfully improved knowledge and practice of buying and regularly taking supplements by women of reproductive age, both pregnant and non-pregnant. Adolescent girls in school were also active participants.

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