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Micronutrient Deficiencies

Achieving optimal nutrition for all will require tremendous transformation of the world’s food systems. The Sackler Institute works with all sectors to facilitate the development and dissemination of evidence to guide actions and policies from farm to fork locally and globally.

We work with partners to generate information on the burden of deficiencies and identify action items. Since 2012, the Sackler Institute has partnered with the World Health Organization to host technical consultations on food fortification.

The Sackler Institute is actively involved in supporting decision-making regarding micronutrient interventions in low and middle income countries. We explore and disseminate information on the use of linear programming tools for decision-making in nutrition, and discuss guidelines related to multiple micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy.

In 2017, we hosted a series of technical consultations aimed at guiding decisions to address vitamin D deficiencies and thiamine deficiencies, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.