Elimination of Iron Deficiency Anemia and Soil Transmitted Helminth Infection: Evidence from a Fifty-four Month Iron-Folic Acid and De-worming Program
Gerard J Casey, Antonio Montresor, Luca T Cavalli-Sforza, Hoang Thu, Luong B Phu, Ta T Tinh, Nong T Tien, Tran Q Phuc, Beverley-Ann Biggs
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2013
This work was supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies and WHO Western Pacific Regional Office (http://www.atlanticphilanthropies.org/ and http://www.wpro.who.int/en/). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.The authors would like to acknowledge the support of Yen Bai People's Committee, Tran Yen and Yen Binh Department of Preventive Medicine staff, commune health station staff and the village health workers and their communities, the women of Tran Yen and Yen Binh who participated in these surveys. In addition, we would like to acknowledge Dr. Hung M. Nguyen, who provided input into the design and implementation plan, and oversaw the NIMPE team that implemented the project in Yen Bai Province; Alex Gorelik for statistical advice, Sant-Rayn Pasrischa for hematological advice; and Beth Hilton-Thorp and Christalla Hajisava for their invaluable contributions. The authors thank Keith Westbury and scientists at SEALS for their advice and assistance with sample laboratory analysis.