Action - GNPR 2009-2010: Vitamin and mineral nutrition - Folic acid supplementation - Females

Programme: GNPR 2009-2010: Vitamin and mineral nutrition

Programme description

These programmes and actions were reported by countries for the WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review 2009-2010, Module 5 on Vitamin and mineral nutrition. Please note that for simplicity, all interventions in a thematic module have been combined under the same programme for GINA, while they may not be implemented as a package and may have different partners. These data are currently being updated and completed through the GINA verification process. If you think you can help update and complete any of these data, please sign up to GINA and edit.

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WHO (2013) Global Nutrition Policy Review. What does it take to scale up nutrition action?

The Global nutrition policy review is based on a questionnaire survey conducted during 2009–2010, in which 119 WHO Member States and 4 territories participated.

Target group: 
Primary health care center
Other delivery: 
health system, community
Implementation details : 

Supplementation with folic acid alone was reported to the WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review (GNPR) 2009-2010. Supplementation free to user. Report reference: Lineamientos para suplementación con vitamina A, hierro y ácido fólico a niños y niñas de 6 a 59 meses, mujeres en edad fértil, mujeres embarazadas y 6 meses después del parto.PROSAN, MSPAS. Dose: 5 mg folic acid μg

Coverage level (%): 
National coverage

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