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Iron+folic acid distribution and consumption through antenatal care: identifying barriers across countries

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The prevalence of maternal anemia remains unacceptably high in developing countries. At the same time, the percentage of women who consume one or more Fe+folic acid (IFA) tablets during pregnancy remains persistently low. The objective of this study, conducted by researchers from the SPRING project, including JSI's Alexis D'Agostino, was to identify where, within antenatal care (ANC) programs, pregnant women falter in obtaining and consuming an ideal minimum of 180 IFA tablets.

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