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Free Webinar: Improving Birth Outcomes: What’s Next on Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation

The New York Academy of Sciences

25 June 2019

Many women around the world in low- and middle-income countries struggle to meet the increased dietary demands for a health pregnancy through diet alone—leading to heightened risk of diminished health and even death for millions of women and children. In 2016, the World Health Organization established antenatal care guidelines recommending iron-folic acid supplementation but advised that countries with high rates of nutritional deficiencies could consider MMS instead. At the time, outstanding questions remained on the benefits, risks, and cost-effectiveness of MMS. To help countries determine whether to implement MMS, the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science convened a task force to review and interpret the latest evidence on MMS in pregnancy. This free webinar will present the task force’s findings, which have been recently published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Speakers: Gilles Bergeron, PhD, The New York Academy of Sciences; Robert Black, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University; Reina Engle-Stone, PhD, University of California, Davis; Alison Gernand, PhD, MPH, Penn State University; Emily R. Smith, ScD, MPH, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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