Journal article

The Association between Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation and Malaria Prophylaxis and Linear Growth among Children and Neonatal Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa-A Pooled Analysis (Godha D, Tharaney M, 2022, Nutrients)

26 Oct 22
Topic(s): Maternal Nutrition
Location: West Africa
Language(s): English
Audience: Policy makers and legislators, Program designers and implementers
Programs: Strategic use of data
journal article
journal article

The majority of research on linear growth among children is confined to South Asia and focuses on iron and folic acid (IFA) supplementation during pregnancy, without considering malaria prophylaxis. Similarly, there is limited evidence on the association of antenatal IFA supplementation and malaria prophylaxis with neonatal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This study aims to address these gaps.