|Benoist, Bruno de|
Submitted to: Food and Nutrition Bulletin
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/12/2006
Publication Date: 12/1/2007
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. Interpretive Summary:
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.