Pregnant Women World-Wide Need Timely Access to Supplements

Despite the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendations on daily iron and folic acid (IFA) supplementation during pregnancy, many women are still not receiving or taking the recommended dose of IFA supplements. In addition, recent research has shown that multiple micronutrient supplements may have additional benefits beyond those offered by IFA supplements. In either program, it is important to note that it is not enough to only provide the supplements; women must also have timely access to the product through antenatal care or community-based delivery platforms.

August 2015