Predictors of Micronutrient Powder Sachet Coverage in Nepal

This study examined predictors of both initial and repeat micronutrient powder (MNP) coverage by comparing two delivery models piloted in rural Nepal: distributing MNPs by female community health volunteers (FCHV) or at health facilities (HF). It was discovered that both attendance at an FCHV-led mothers’ group meeting where MNP was discussed and the perception of positive effects in the child had an impact on MNP initial coverage in both models and repeat coverage in the HF model. The authors concluded that in MNP programming, more than one delivery model may be needed to maximize coverage and avoid overburdening the system.

Matern Child Nutr. 2015