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Guideline: Vitamin A Supplementation in Postpartum Women

Organizational Authors: 
World Health Organization (WHO)
Year Published: 
2011

This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on the use of vitamin A supplements in postpartum women for the reduction of maternal and infant morbidity and mortality.The guideline will help Member States and their partners in their efforts to make informed decisions on the appropriate nutrition actions to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, in particular, reduction in child mortality (MDG 4+E23) and improvement in maternal health (MDG 5). The guideline is intended for a wide audience including policy-makers, their expert advisers, and technical and programme staff in organizations involved in the design, implementation and scalingup of nutrition actions for public health. This document presents the key recommendation and a summary of the supporting evidence.

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