Webinar recording: Nutritional Interventions: multiple micronutrient and Vitamin D supplements during pregnancy
New webinar recording on the platform!
IBP Network, in collaboration with WHO and UNICEF, recently organized a successful webinar on updates on nutritional interventions: multiple micronutrient and Vitamin D supplements during pregnancy.
The recording of the webinar can now be accessed in our collection of resources on the IBP Network platform – where you also find recordings of other webinars!
More about this webinar:
In November 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) published its comprehensive antenatal care (ANC) guideline, WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience. The guideline aims to improve the quality of routine health care that all women and adolescent girls receive during pregnancy. The overarching principle – to provide pregnant service users with a positive pregnancy experience – aims to encourage countries to expand their health-care agendas beyond survival, with a view to maximizing health, human rights and the potential of their populations. Recognizing that ANC provides a useful platform for important health-care functions, including health promotion and disease prevention, 14 out of the 49 recommendations in the WHO 2016 ANC guideline relate to nutritional interventions in pregnancy.
In April 2019, in response to new evidence, the WHO’s Executive Guideline Steering Group (GSG) on maternal and perinatal health prioritized the updating of the recommendations on multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS) and vitamin D supplements. These recommendations:
• updates and supersedes the previous recommendation on antenatal MMS,
• and updates and does not alter the corresponding recommendation on vitamin D supplements, issued in the 2016 guideline.