The Lives Saved Tool (LiST) as a Model for Prevention of Anemia in Women of Reproductive Age

Researchers detailed their process for identifying the primary causes of anemia for women in low and middle-income countries and selecting interventions to include in their Lives Saved Tool (LiST) model for anemia. Five interventions were chosen to be included in the model: iron and folic acid supplementation in pregnancy, blanket iron supplementation or fortification, multiple micronutrient supplementation in pregnancy, household ownership of an insecticide-treated bednet, and intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy. This updated and current tool for anemia can be used by policymakers, programmers, and researchers who are interested in modeling the prevention of anemia and resulting maternal mortality.

Heidkamp, R. et al., Journal of Nutrition (September 2017).