Effect of iron fortification on malaria incidence in infants and young children in Ghana: a randomized trial.

@article{Zlotkin2013EffectOI,
  title={Effect of iron fortification on malaria incidence in infants and young children in Ghana: a randomized trial.},
  author={Stanley Howard Zlotkin and Samuel E. Newton and Ashley M Aimone and Irene T Azindow and Seeba Amenga-Etego and Kofi Tchum and Emmanuel N Mahama and Kevin E. Thorpe and Seth Owusu-Agyei},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2013},
  volume={310 9},
  pages={938-47}
}
IMPORTANCE In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria is a leading cause of childhood morbidity and iron deficiency is among the most prevalent nutritional deficiencies. In 2006, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund released a joint statement that recommended limiting use of iron supplements (tablets or liquids) among children in malaria-endemic areas because of concern about increased malaria risk. As a result, anemia control programs were either not initiated or stopped in… CONTINUE READING