April 15, 2015 7:00am - 8:30am

Micronutrient Powder Formulation, Dosing Regimen and Delivery Channels Timezone: EDT Language: English


Saskia de Pee

Event Details

This is the fourth webinar in the home fortification series, coordinated by UNICEF and CDC in collaboration with HF-TAG. This session focuses on MNP formulations, dosing regimen, and delivery schemes and channels. The presenter will discuss the options and rationale for different formulations and dosing regimens, including timing of distribution, recommended nutrient intake and interactions with other micronutrient programmes. Key considerations for selecting the best formulation for specific programming needs will also be discussed, including special circumstances and environmental contexts that impact micronutrient needs.

The presenter will also discuss determining the target population, distribution mechanism, and frequency of distribution. This includes the interaction between delivery schemes and channels and dosing regimen, as well as the suitable and less suitable delivery channels based in part on effective communication and messaging. The webinar will explain the related recommendations for home fortification programmes, and support decision making for designing an MNP programme that best fits each setting.

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You are encouraged to pre-read the HF-TAG programmatic Brief, attached below

 Note: additional sessions took place 16-April-2015 & 17-April-2015.


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Saskia de Pee

Presenter Bio

Saskia de Pee is Senior Technical Advisor on Nutrition and HIV/AIDS at the Nutrition Division of the World Food Programme and is Adjunct Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy of Tufts University in Boston and guest lecturer at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Home-Fortification Technical Advisory Group.

She has worked in international nutrition for nearly 20 years. Her areas of expertise include micronutrient deficiencies, food and nutrient security, fortification & home-fortification, complementary feeding, treatment of moderate acute malnutrition, health and nutrition in the context of crises, and nutrition in relation to HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis.

Her work at WFP focuses specifically on the interaction between science, policy and programming.