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Preventive treatments of iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy: a review of their effectiveness and implications for health system strengthening.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22848829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: We conducted a review of effectiveness of preventive treatments of iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy in developing countries and highlighted their constraints as well as interventions required to strengthen the health services. Methods. Literature from Pubmed (MEDLINE), AJOL, Google Scholar, and Cochrane database was reviewed.
RESULTS: Evidence-based preventive treatment options for iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy include prophylaxis iron supplements and food fortification with iron. Evidence abounds on their effectiveness in reducing the prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy. However, these prospects are threatened by side effects of iron supplements, low utilization of maternal health service in developing countries, partial implementation of preventive treatments, and weak infrastructure and political commitment to implement mass fortification of local staple foods by national governments.
CONCLUSION: Sustainability of effectiveness of preventive treatments of iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy could be achieved if the identified threats are adequately addressed.
Kayode O Osungbade; Adeolu O Oladunjoye
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-07-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pregnancy     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  2090-2735     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pregnancy     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-31     Completed Date:  2013-06-03     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101553823     Medline TA:  J Pregnancy     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  454601     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine and University College Hospital, University of Ibadan, P.M.B. 5017 General Post Office, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / prevention & control*
Developing Countries*
Dietary Supplements
Food, Fortified
Iron / therapeutic use*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / prevention & control*
Prenatal Care / methods*,  organization & administration,  utilization
Trace Elements / therapeutic use*
World Health
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Trace Elements; 7439-89-6/Iron

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