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May Nutrition and Global Health Seminar
May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dr. Keith West, George G. Graham Professor of Infant and Child Nutrition Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Date & Time: Monday, May 2nd 2022, 1-2pm EST.
Title: Periconceptional micronutrient supplementation and pregnancy loss in rural Bangladesh: The JiVitA-5 Trial
Antenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) can reduce adverse pregnancy outcomes, is recommended by WHO where deficiencies exist, and is on the Essential Medicines List. However, it remains unknown whether starting MMS preconceptionallycan improve pregnancy outcome. The JiVitA-5 trial assessed effects of preconceptional-through-1st trimester MMS vs placebo supplementation on pregnancy loss among primigravidsin rural Bangladesh. All mothers received open-labeled MMS thereafter. Initial findings will be presented and discussed.