- Effect of Zinc Supplementation on Malaria and Other Causes of Morbidity in West African Children
- The effects of zinc supplementation on malaria and other causes of morbidity were studied in young children living in an area holoendemic for malaria in west Africa. It was concluded that zinc supplementation has no effect on morbidity from falciparum malaria in children in rural west Africa, but it does reduce morbidity associated with diarrhoea.
- Iron Supplementation of Young Children in Regions Where Malaria Transmission is Intense
- Although the benefits of iron supplementation have generally been considered to outweigh the putative risks, there is some evidence to suggest that supplementation at levels recommended for otherwise healthy children carries the risk of increased severity of infectious disease in the presence of malaria and/or undernutrition.
- Meeting the Iron Requirements of Infants and Young Children
- Discusses the causes and consequences of iron deficiencies in infants and young children (less than 2 years old) and recommends actions to prevent and treat it.
- Seeking Optimal Means to Address Micronutrient Deficiencies in Food Supplements
- This study from the Bangladesh Integrated Nutrition Project looks at micronutrient deficiencies in food supplements, and discovers that it is necessary to encourage micronutrient use through the necessary programmes and activities.