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Not Open Access | Optimizing iron supplementation for children with severe malaria

March 10, 2020 - 16:26 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Suchdev PS, Trehan I
Reference: 
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, nqaa041

The safe and efficacious provision of iron supplementation in areas of high infectious disease burden is a critical and sometimes controversial global health issue. Iron deficiency anemia remains the leading cause of years lived with disability in much of sub-Saharan Africa, so improvements in anemia control programs are needed, including ensuring that iron supplementation is safely and optimally administered in settings of high infection burden.

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