The consultation focused on how to provide iron supplements to children 6 to 24 months old, who are at greatest risk of the irreversible, long-term consequences of iron deficiency, namely, impaired physical and mental development. The purpose of the meeting was to:
· review the available options for supplying iron supplements to children younger than 2 years old,
· make recommendations on the form of iron to be used, the dose to be given, and the duration of supplementation, and
· consider whether vitamins and other minerals could be combined with an iron supplement.
Download publication here: Iron/Multi- Micronutrient Supplements for Young Children