National Anemia Profiles

SPRING has developed a series of National Anemia Profiles, which provide a snapshot of a country’s anemia situation. Information is provided on the anemia burden, the policy environment, and program coverage over time. The profiles highlight the importance of a multi-sectoral approach to prevent and control anemia to save lives and improve the well-being of mothers, infants, and children.

The profiles can be used by country leaders, stakeholders, and the broader public health community to raise the visibility of anemia and encourage coordination of anemia efforts across sectors. The profiles can also be used to monitor country progress on anemia-related targets.

Pregnancy: Malaria prevention and treatment including intermittent preventative treatment (IPTp), deworming, and iron folic acid (IFA) supplements. AnemiacanbepreventedacrossthelifespanInfant and young children: Delayed cord clamping, appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF), malaria prevention and treatment, and deworming.Women and adolescent girls: IFA supplements, deworming, and family planning.Households: Improved hygiene, and improved sanitation.

Countries were included in the National Anemia Profile series if they had anemia prevalence data from the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) at two separate time points. At the request of national governments, some National Anemia Profiles also include data from the countries’ micronutrient surveys.

Multiple Sectors Play a Role in Anemia Prevention and Treatment

Stunting and anemia share similar risk factors and are responsive to many of the same interventions

Wheat icon Agriculture

  • Increase income and reduce poverty
  • Production of biofortified and iron-rich crops
  • Small livestock/poultry
  • Dietary diversity

Health icon Health

  • Iron supplementation
  • Deworming
  • Breastfeeding and complimentary feeding
  • Malaria prevention and treatment
  • Delayed cord clamping
  • Family planning

Water and sanitation icon Water and Sanitation

  • Improved latrines
  • Handwashing
  • Access to clean water
  • Livestock management
  • Infectious disease prevention

Education icon Education

  • Female literacy
  • Health education
  • Hygiene education
  • Family planning education
  • Nutrition education

Series Content

front page of document
National Anemia Profiles | June 2017
front page of document
National Anemia Profiles | June 2017
front page of document
National Anemia Profiles | June 2017
Benin anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015
Burkina Faso anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015
Cameroon anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015
Congo anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015
Guinea anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015
Haiti anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015
Madagascar anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015
Malawi anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015
Mali anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015
Nepal anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015
Niger anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015
Senegal anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015
Rwanda anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015
Peru anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015
Ethiopia anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015
Ghana anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015
 Kyrgyz Republic anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015
Tanzania anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015
Uganda anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015
Zimbabwe anemia profile
National Anemia Profiles | October 2015