Framework and Specification for the Nutritional Composition of a Food Supplement for Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) in Undernourished and Low-Income Settings: Report of an Expert Consultation held at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Reports
Sectors:
Nutrition
Organization:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Author:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Regions:
Global
Publication Dates:
May, 2017
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Despite recent progress, far too many women struggle to get the right nutrition prior to, during and following pregnancy. This is particularly true in many low and middle income countries, where maternal undernutrition continues to threaten healthy maternal and infant outcomes. To address this, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation convened an expert consultation to develop nutrient content targets for affordable, nutritional supplements for use by pregnant and lactating women (PLW) in low income and food insecure contexts. The report captures the consensus and considerations of the expert group, and outlines next steps to deliver this intervention to undernourished populations. 

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