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dc.contributor.authorN. Roosen_US
dc.contributor.authorM. Campos Ponceen_US
dc.contributor.authorC. M. Doaken_US
dc.contributor.authorM. Dijkhuizenen_US
dc.contributor.authorK. Polmanen_US
dc.contributor.authorC. Chamnanen_US
dc.contributor.authorK. Khoven_US
dc.contributor.authorM. Cheaen_US
dc.contributor.authorS. Praken_US
dc.contributor.authorS. Kounnavongen_US
dc.contributor.authorK. Akkhavongen_US
dc.contributor.authorL. B. Maien_US
dc.contributor.authorT. T. Luaen_US
dc.contributor.authorS. Muslimatunen_US
dc.contributor.authorU. Famidaen_US
dc.contributor.authorE. Wasantwisuten_US
dc.contributor.authorP. Winichagoonen_US
dc.contributor.authorE. Doetsen_US
dc.contributor.authorV. Greffeuilleen_US
dc.contributor.authorF. T. Wieringaen_US
dc.contributor.authorJ. Bergeren_US
dc.contributor.otherMinistry of Health Cambodiaen_US
dc.contributor.otherMinistry of Health Vitenamen_US
dc.contributor.otherKøbenhavns Universiteten_US
dc.contributor.otherIRD Centre de Montpellieren_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherWageningen University and Research Centreen_US
dc.contributor.otherUniversiteit van Amsterdamen_US
dc.contributor.otherMinistry of Healthen_US
dc.contributor.otherDFPTQ - The Department of Fisheries Post-Harvest Technologies and Quality Controlen_US
dc.contributor.otherSouthEast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO)en_US
dc.identifier.citationMaternal and Child Health Journal. Vol.23, (2019), 29-45en_US
dc.description.abstract© 2018, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. Objectives Since the 1990s, programs for the control of micronutrient deficiencies became a public health priority for many governments, including the countries partnering the project “Sustainable Micronutrient Interventions to Control Deficiencies and Improve Nutritional Status and General Health in Asia” (SMILING): Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos-PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. The aim of this study was to map which micronutrient deficiencies have been addressed and which interventions were in place in the SMILING countries. Methods The mapping covered the period up to 2012. Updated information from relevant surveys after 2012 is included in this paper after the completion of the SMILING project. The mapping of micronutrient status was limited to either national or at least large-scale surveys. Information on nutrition interventions obtained through a systematic mapping of national programs combined with a snowball collection from various sources. Results Among the five SMILING countries, Thailand differed historically by an early implementation of a nationwide community-based nutrition program, contributing to reductions in undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. For Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos PDR, and Vietnam, some national programs addressing micronutrients have been implemented following adjusted international recommendations. National surveys on micronutrient status were scattered and inconsistent across the countries in design and frequency. Conclusion for practice In conclusion, some micronutrient deficiencies were addressed in national interventions but the evidence of effects was generally lacking because of limited nationally representative data collected. Improvement of intervention programs to efficiently reduce or eliminate micronutrient deficiencies requires more systematic monitoring and evaluation of effects of interventions in order to identify best practices.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.titleMicronutrient status of populations and preventive nutrition interventions in South East Asiaen_US
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