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Championing Multiple Micronutrient Supplements (MMS) in Pregnancy

Micronutrient deficiencies are common among women in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), mainly due to inadequate dietary intake due to limited diversity of fruits, vegetables, animal-source foods, and fortified foods. Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation (MMS) of the diet can off set these defi ciencies. Sight and Life is championing the scale-up of MMS interventions for at-risk population groups. The below document outlines the shift in the thinking on MMS that has taken place in the past two decades, introduces Sight and Life’s work in this field, and calls for the urgent and extensive scale-up of MMS programming.