|Guidelines for the Use of Iron Supplements to Prevent and Treat Iron Deficiency Anaemia (International Life Sciences Institute, 1998, 46 p.)|
The public health community is grateful to Dr. Rebecca Stoltzfus and Ms. Michele Dreyfuss for taking on the important task of developing these guidelines. They committed numerous hours to drafting and soliciting input from experts around the world. Ms. Rae Galloway contributed significantly to this project by providing her extensive experience on issues discussed in the section "From Guidelines to Programs," including Table 10. Dr. Alan Fleming likewise contributed importantly to the section "Guidelines for Treatment or Referral of Severe Anemia in Primary Care Settings."
Drs. Lorenzo Savioli and Antonio Montresor provided expert guidance on the treatment of parasites, both hookworm and schistosomiasis.
The International Nutritional Anemia Consultative Group (INACG) organized an expert panel review of the initial draft guidelines prepared by Dr. Stoltzfus and Ms. Dreyfuss. The members of this panel were Dr. George Beaton, GHB Consulting, Canada; Dr. Joanne Csete, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); Dr. Ian Darnton-Hill, Opportunities for Micronutrient Interventions (OMNI), John Snow, Inc.; Dr. Frances Davidson, U.S. Agency for International Development; Dr. Alan F. Fleming, University Teaching Hospital, Zambia; Dr. Wilma Freire, Pan American Health Organization; Ms. Rae Galloway, MotherCare, John Snow, Inc.; Prof. Tara Gopaldas, Tara Consultancy Services, India; Dr. Mahshid Lotfi, Micronutrient Initiative; Dr. Sean Lynch, Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Dr. Judith McGuire, World Bank; Dr. Antonio Montresor, World Health Organization; Dr. Sonya Rabeneck, United Nations Administrative Committee on Coordination/Sub-Committee on Nutrition; Dr. Barbara Underwood, National Eye Institute; and Dr. Fernando Viteri, University of California, Berkeley. The contribution of these experts to the development of the final product is greatly appreciated.
INACG is indebted to the U.S.Agency for International Development for its continued support of activities aimed at controlling iron deficiency anemia in developing countries. INACG greatly appreciates the interest of the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund in cosponsoring this publication.