On Friday, October 18, 2013, the USAID-led Multisectoral Anemia Task Force Secretariat hosted a Multisectoral Anemia Partners Meeting designed to bring together practitioners, partners, and government representatives to identify ways to work together across sectors within countries to address the multiple causes of maternal and child anemia.
The meeting gave technical experts a platform for providing the latest updates, fostering collaboration and coordination, and informing specific scale up strategies in targeted geographical areas. Participants had an opportunity to further engage in collaborative efforts and to help advance global targets to decrease anemia, reduce maternal and neonatal deaths, and improve health, productivity, and economic development.
Agenda (PDF, 337 KB)
Participants' Guide (PDF, 2.4 MB)
Conceptual Frameworks for Anemia
The Multisectoral Anemia Task Force developed and presented at this meeting three frameworks (download below). The first provides a comprehensive framework showing the direct and underlying causes of anemia and the subsequent consequences. The direct causes include iron deficiency, other micronutrient deficiencies, malaria, helminthic infections, chronic infection, inflammatory conditions, and genetic disorders that are exacerbated by the underlying causes. The second two frameworks provide programmatic pathways for anemia prevention and control—maternal and child—using a three-tiered approach at the individual, household, and sector levels. These pathways highlight the critical need for integrated and multisectoral programming for anemia and serve as a useful reference when considering programming activities for anemia prevention and control.
|Building on Uganda 's Progress in Reducing Anemia: From Evidence to Action (PDF, 3.4 MB)||Manisha Tharaney,
|Trends in Anemia Prevalence and Control Programs in Rwanda (PDF, 830 KB)||Rae Galloway,
|A multi - country analysis: Anemia data in evaluating impact of malaria interventions (PDF, 769 KB)||Rene Salgado,