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Evaluation of Intensification of Maternal and Neonatal Micronutrient Program in Nepal

2008

MI

Intensification of Antenatal Iron Supplementation Program was initiated Government of Nepal with support from WHO and Micronutrient (MI) in Nepal. As of the policy, Government was supplying micronutrient supplements to pregnant and lactating women through primary health facilities. There have also been extensive efforts to increase awareness about anemia and iron supplementation during pregnancy through the training of health workers/volunteers at all levels and by distributing IEC materials. This panel survey was carried out annually Evaluation survey 2003, Endline survey 2004, Second Endline 2005, Third Endline 2006 and Fourth Endline survey 2008 from same cluster and same season of the program districts. The study measured the effectiveness, coverage, utilization of antenatal iron and post-partum vitamin A supplements delivered through a community based delivery system of the program. The study assesses the knowledge and practices of health workers in relation to iron supplementation; de-worming; nutrition education.

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