Supplementation strategy and its impact on hematological status in the control of anemia of pregnancy in Senegal

Anemia of pregnancy remains highly prevalent in Senegal despite the national iron/folic acid (IFA) supplementation program, which consists of providing prescriptions to purchase IFA to women during prenatal visits. The purpose of this study was to provide a framework for recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the program. We determined the prevalence and risk factors of anemia in a cohort of 480 pregnant women at 6 prenatal health centers in Dakar…

Author: Seck, Binetou Cheikh

Source: University of Maryland

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