Anemia remains a public health problem in Rwanda, affecting 38% of young children and 17% of reproductive-aged women (Demographic and Health Survey 2010). The importance of iron deficiency as a cause of anemia in Rwanda is not known.
The authors aimed to estimate the prevalence of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia among young children and women in 2 provinces of Rwanda. They conducted a cluster randomised survey, selecting 408 rural households each in the Northern and Southern Provinces of Rwanda in 2010.
This work is an output of the HarvestPlus Programme. The Department for International Development is one of the main donors for HarvestPlus.
Donahue Angel, Moira, Peter Berti, Kendra Siekmans, Pierrot Lundimu Tugirimana, and Erick Boy. 2017. Rwanda iron deficiency prevalence in women and children of Northern and Southern Provinces. Food and Nutrition Bulletin 38 (4): 554-563. https://doi.org/10.1177/0379572117723134.