Principal Investigator: Ellen Caniglia, ScD
Study iron, folic acid and multiple micronutrient supplementation and adverse birth outcomes in Botswana began in 2020.
- Estimate the casual effect of supplementation strategies (iron alone, iron and folic acid, multiple micronutrient supplementation) during pregnancy on adverse on adverse outcomes
- Assess barriers and facilitators to implementing an intervention to improve prenatal supplementation. The study leverages data from the ongoing Tsepamo study, as well as conducting new data.
In addition to the data from Tsepamo Study, in-depth qualitative interviews were conducted among pregnant women, nurses/midwives, pharmacists, dieticians and reproductive health officers.
Analysis of the qualitative data is ongoing and preliminary findings have been presented to stakeholders in Botswana