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Community-Based Distribution of Iron-Folic Acid Supplementation: Evidence and Program Implications

Publish Date: April 2017
Author: MCSP

This MCSP nutrition brief summarizes findings from an MCSP-led review identifying key strengths of community-based distribution (CBD) of iron-folic acid (IFA) supplementation and some barriers that may impede its roll-out. The brief presents evidence for improved IFA supplementation coverage and anemia reduction among women, a compilation of country policies that address barriers to CBD of IFA supplementation, and key considerations for implementers of community-level programs and policy makers in low- and middle-income countries.