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close this bookGuidelines for the Use of Iron Supplements to Prevent and Treat Iron Deficiency Anaemia (International Life Sciences Institute, 1998, 46 p.)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentPreface
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View the documentAbout INACG
View the documentBackground
View the documentPurpose of These Guidelines
View the documentOverview of Interventions for Controlling Iron Deficiency Anemia
View the documentSelecting and Prioritizing Interventions
View the documentGuidelines for Iron Supplementation to Prevent Iron Deficiency Anemia
View the documentGuidelines for Treatment or Referral of Severe Anemia in Primary Care Settings
View the documentFrom Guidelines to Programs
View the documentWhere to Go for More Help and Information
View the documentSelected Bibliography
View the documentAppendix A. Percentage and amount of iron in some commonly used iron compounds
View the documentAppendix B. Examples of materials used in iron supplementation programs
View the documentAppendix C. Addresses and World Wide Web sites for international agencies engaged in the control of iron deficiency anemia
View the documentAppendix D. Some sources of supplements and other supplies for iron supplementation programs

Appendix D. Some sources of supplements and other supplies for iron supplementation programs

Copenhagen 2100
Tel: 45-3527-3020
Fax: 45-3526-9421

Beginning in 1998, UNICEF will offer iron/folate tablets with the formulation recommended in this report for pregnant women (60 mg iron + 400 µg folic acid).

Iron tablets with and without folic acid and iron elixirs are widely available in the commercial market place. Before initiating an iron supplementation program, a survey should be conducted to determine local sources of the required supplements. If appropriate products from reliable sources cannot be identified, contact INACG for information about supplements available in other parts of the world.

International Nutritional Anemia Consultative Group (INACG)
The ILSI Research Foundation's Human Nutrition Institute serves as the INACG Secretariat

ISBN 1-57881-020-5