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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.)
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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 C. Addresses and World Wide Web sites for international agencies engaged in the control of iron deficiency anemia

Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI)
University of the West Indies
P.O. Box 140
Kingston 7, Jamaica

· CFNI improves food and nutrition situations in its member countries through education, training, information dissemination, coordination, and research.

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
200 Promenade Portage
Hull, Quebec K1A0G4

· CIDA supports micronutrient activities in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Via delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome, Italy

· FAO provides assistance and support to governments in developing the food, agriculture, and nutrition components of their micronutrient strategies.

German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
PO Box 3852
Jakarta 10038

· The GTZ office in Indonesia is actively involved in iron supplementation programs.

Helen Keller International (HKI)
15 West Sixteenth Street
New York, NY 10011, USA

· HKI provides technical assistance on a wide range of components of micronutrient deficiency control programs, including advocacy, assessment, training, social marketing and operational research.

Instituto de Nutricion de Centro America y Panama (INCAP)
Centro Regional de Documentation
Apartado 1188
01901 Guatemala City, Guatemala

· INCAP promotes practical research and capacity building through training, formal education programs, technical assistance, research and information services.

The Manoff Group
2001 S Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009, USA

· The Manoff Group provides technical assistance in social marketing in nutrition and health programs, including micronutrient malnutrition.

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
525 Twenty-third Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037-2895, USA

· PAHO, a regional office for the World Health Organization, provides technical assistance to countries in the Americas for iron deficiency anemia control programs.

Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)
4 Nickerson Street
Seattle, WA 98109, USA

· PATH identifies, develops and applies appropriate and innovative solutions to public health problems including micronutrient malnutrition.

Program Against Micronutrient Malnutrition (PAMM)
Center for International Health
School Public Health, Emory University
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329, USA

· PAMM holds training courses on laboratory methods and communication and management aspects of micronutrient control programs.

Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)
International Child Health Unit
Uppsala University
75185 Uppsala, Sweden

· SIDA is a bilateral agency that supports nutrition initiatives in anemia through capacity building and institution building activities.

UN Administrative Committee on Coordination/Sub Committee on Nutrition (ACC/SCN)
c/o World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20,
CH-1211 Geneva 21

· The SCN serves as a focal point for harmonizing and disseminating information on nutrition policies and activities in the UN system.

3 UN Plaza
New York, NY 10017, USA

· UNICEF provides financial and technical support for developing country activities aimed at controlling micronutrient deficiencies through supplementation, fortification and dietary modification.

US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Office of Health and Nutrition
Bureau for Global Programs
Field Support and Research
Washington, DC 20523-1817, USA

· USAID addresses major micronutrient deficiencies through supplementation, food fortification, dietary modification, and intervention programs in developing countries. Examples of ongoing USAID funded programs are:

The Partnership for Child Health Care (BASICS)
1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22209, USA

· This partnership manages the USAID-funded BASICS project. The goal of BASICS is to continue and sustain reductions in morbidity and mortality in infants and children in developing countries.

Opportunities for Micronutrient Interventions (OMNI)
John Snow, Inc.
1616 North Fort Myer Drive, 11th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209, USA

· This USAID-funded project's goal is to assist governments, donor agencies, and the private sector to implement expanded, more effective, and sustainable programs and policies to reduce micronutrient deficiencies, including iron deficiency anemia.

National Cooperative Business Association
1400 16th Street, NW, Box 25
Washington, D.C. 20036, USA

· Project SUSTAIN, a USAID-funded project, provides access to the U.S. food processing and marketing industry for small and medium-sized food processing companies, host government officials, and USAID missions in targeting developing countries.


Academy for Educational Development
1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20037, USA

· Linkages is the principal USAID initiative for improving breast-feeding and related maternal and child dietary practices.

MotherCare II
John Snow, Inc.
1616 North Fort Myer Drive, 11th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209, USA

· With funding from USAID, MotherCare works to improve pregnancy outcomes by strengthening and improving service delivery, influencing behaviors that affect the health and nutritional status of women and infants, and enhancing policy formulation at the regional and national level for maternal and neonatal health care.

International Nutritional Anemia Consultative Group (INACG)
ILSI Human Nutrition Institute
1126 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036, USA

· The International Nutritional Anemia Consultative Group (INACG) with funding from USAID sponsors international meetings and scientific reviews and convenes task forces to analyze issues related to the etiology, treatment, and prevention of nutritional anemias. The outcome of these deliberations is then made available to policy makers and program planners for their use.

World Bank
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433, USA

· The World Bank provides loans for micronutrient programs in developing countries, with special interest in fortification programs.

World Health Organization (WHO)
CH-1211 Geneva 27

· WHO maintains data banks, provides international technical guidelines and provides technical assistance to micronutrient programs through national ministries of health.