The Micronutrient Forum 2014: Key Finding's Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 2014

The third Micronutrient Forum global conference, Bridging Discovery and Delivery, brought together researchers, policymakers, and program implementers from a wide array of sectors. Several key findings and case studies related to anemia were presented in the conference report, including: the distinction of iron-deficiency anemia from anemia of inflammation; effective and safe use of iron fortification in malaria-endemic areas; the revitalization of iron-folic acid supplementation through antenatal care; and the impact of integrated agriculture and nutrition and health behavior change communication on children’s anemia. The conference report also highlights the Micronutrient Survey Manual, a new manual on performing cross-sectional surveys to assess micronutrients, jointly developed by the CDC, WHO, UNICEF, and MI.