Although micronutrient powders (MNP) are efficacious in reducing iron deficiency in young children, little is known about the most effective and cost-effective platforms for delivery. During a nine month implementation research study in Namutumba, Uganda, SPRING, USAID's multi-sectoral nutrition project, distributed MNP to children ages 6-23 months through community- and facility-based arms, and collected data to compare cost and cost-effectiveness of the two distribution methods. Findings provide evidence to support MNP distribution that utilizes resources most efficiently and effectively.
Changing The Way We Think About Cost-Effectiveness of Addressing Childhood Anemia
Micronutrient powders (MNP) are a mixture of micronutrients in single-dose sachets that are mixed in young children's food to reduce anemia and iron deficiency. These powders also have the potential to address other micronutrient deficiencies, depending on their composition.
This webinar covers the methods used to conduct a costing and cost-effectiveness study including important indicators and data collection methods, using the results from the Uganda study as a concrete example.
Steve Vosti (University of California, Davis)
Emily Baker (University of California, Davis)
Presentation Slides (PDF, 2.5 MB)