Project: Maternal Nutrition in Bangladesh

Nutrition International (NI) implemented a maternal iron and folic acid (IFA) supplementation project in Bangladesh to increase adherence to IFA supplements among pregnant women. The project comprised multiple intervention components including use of Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) materials and Interpersonal Counselling (IPC) to encourage IFA adherence, consultative meetings with the government of Bangladesh, strengthening the supply chain, and improving the capacity of field health workers through training on IFA supplementation. NI asked Limestone Analytics to conduct an independent analysis of the IFA supplementation project and evaluate its cost-effectiveness.

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Timeline

June-July

2018

Research
  • Conducted a literature review on the effect of iron and folic acid in LMICs and evidence of IPC
  • Started data analysis
  • Conducted difference-in-differences regression to evaluate the impact of the NI Supplementation project in Bangladesh
August-September

2018

Data and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
  • Completed data analysis
  • Developed first iteration of a cost-effectiveness model in excel to evaluate the incremental cost-effectiveness of NI’s supplementation project in Bangladesh