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Multiple Micronutrient Supplements in Humanitarian Emergencies: Somalia Case Study

Author: Kate Sadler, Philip James, Amir Samnani and Emily Mates
Year: 2024
Resource type: Case study

 

Somalia has been in a state of protracted crisis for many years, characterised by a complex political environment, extreme poverty, food insecurity, conflict and instability. In this case study we explore how multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS) programming has been included as part of antenatal care services in the country. We summarise the existing policies and programmes related to MMS; describe the main organisations involved in MMS programming; and highlight the main points regarding how MMS programming is planned for, delivered and monitored.  We then summarise the key opportunities and challenges for MMS programming at scale in Somalia, organised by WHO health system building block.

 

This is part of a collection of three related resources on the topic of MMS in humanitarian emergencies. The related resources include an accompanying case study from Pakistan and our overall State of Play report on MMS programming in humanitarian emergencies

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

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