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Multiple Micronutrient Supplements in Humanitarian Emergencies

Author: Philip James, Kate Sadler, Amir Samnani and Emily Mates
Year: 2024
Resource type: Report
 
In recent years there has been significant global momentum on progressing women’s and adolescent girls’ nutrition. Daily multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS), received through antenatal care platforms, have received particular attention. Women and girls are disproportionately affected by conflict and disasters due to their increased nutritional needs and vulnerabilities. However, there is limited consolidated information on the extent to which women and adolescent girls receive MMS in humanitarian emergencies. Where MMS programming exists in these contexts, details on implementation and barriers to successful scale-up are often lacking. This report aims to fill some of these important knowledge gaps.
 
Information for this report was sourced from a survey, two in-depth country case studies, and additional key informant interviews. We address gaps in our knowledge of the use of MMS in humanitarian emergencies through four main sections:
This is part of a collection of three related resources on the topic of MMS in humanitarian emergencies. The related resources include two accompanying case studies from Somalia and Pakistan

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Philip James, Kate Sadler, Amir Samnani and Emily Mates (2024). Multiple Micronutrient Supplements in Humanitarian Emergencies. www.ennonline.net/multiple-micronutrient-supplements-in-humanitarian-emergencies

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