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Title: Report of the World Health Organization Technical Consultation on Prevention and Control of Iron Deficiency in Infants and Young Children in Malaria-Endemic Areas

Authors
item Benoist, Bruno DE - WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZAITON
item Fontaine, Olivier - WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
item Lynch, Sean - E. VIRGINIA MED. SCHOOL
item Allen, Lindsay

Submitted to: Food and Nutrition Bulletin
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: June 12, 2006
Publication Date: December 1, 2007
Citation: Benoist, B., Fontaine, O., Lynch, S., Allen, L.H. 2007. Report of the World Health Organization Technical Consultation on Prevention and Control of Iron Deficiency in Infants and Young Children in Malaria-Endemic Areas. Food and Nutrition Bulletin Vol.28(4)S489-S490.

Technical Abstract: The objectives were to review the scientific evidence on scientific evidence on safety and efficacy of iron administration to prevent and control iron deficiency at population levels; to provide guidance on the most feasible, effective, and safe progammatic ways to administer additional iron; and to develop a strategy and hence a statement on the prevention and control of iron deficiency. The discussion and the conclusions focused on young children living in areas with a high prevalence of malaria.

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