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Multi-Sectoral Anemia Platforms: Sierra Leone

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The Government of Sierra Leone has recognized that an evidence-based and collaborative approach across sectors is critical to reduce anemia. At the request of the Sierra Leone government, SPRING supported the establishment of a national anemia working group under the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement in 2016 to guide multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder anemia prevention and control. SPRING drafted a Sierra Leone landscape analysis, drawing on data provided through a national micronutrient survey and other sources, to increase the understanding and appreciation of the anemia situation. Periodic meetings under SUN and larger stakeholder meetings serve to mobilize multi-sectoral efforts to address anemia in Sierra Leone, such as developing a national anemia strategy.