Action - Iniciativa Salud Mesoamerica 2015 - Multiple micronutrient powder (point-of-use fortification) - Infants and young children

Programme: Iniciativa Salud Mesoamerica 2015

Programme description

The government of El Salvador, through the Ministry of Health (MINSAL), will distribute MNPs as part of a strategy for anemia reduction in early childhood. Families in 14 low-income municipalities (Ilobasco, San Antonio Masahuat, Santa María Ostuma, San Esteban Catarina, San Ildefonso, Tacuba, Chiltiupan, San Cristóbal, Monte San Juan, Apastepeque, Tecoluca, el Sauce, Sensuntepeque y Sociedad) chosen based on a poverty map by income.

This is the first time MNPs are distributed in El Salvador. The decision is a result of the Salvadorian governments in reducing the prevalence of anemia among children 6-24 months by 10 points. At present the prevalence of anemia in El Salvador among this age group is 42% and it is expected to be reduced to 32%.

Programme type



Information retrieved from the Home Fortification Technical Advisory Group.

Target group: 
Infants and young children
Age group: 
6-23 months

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