Iron, folic acid and combined iron and folic acid tablets – technical bulletin

Description of antianemia products available for procurement through UNICEF Supply Division

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Prevention of maternal anaemia is critical to the health and nutrition of the mothers and their babies.

During adolescence, iron requirement increases due to rapid growth, expansion of red cell mass and body issue. Among adolescent girls and boys, anaemia is a major public health concern and a leading cause of years lived with disability. Also, anaemia impacts the cognitive development, reduces productivity and increases the risk of co-morbidities.  

In line with the WHO recommendations on Antenatal care (ANC) 20164, UNICEF Supply Division has rolled out a range of products for different contexts and target groups, including five new products to cater to the needs of global programs.

 

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