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An investigation of the impact of maternal multiple micronutrient supplementation on the health, cognitive, motor, and socio-emotional function of school-age children in Indonesia


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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

In this 10-year follow-up of the Supplementation with Multiple Micronutrients Intervention Trial (Summit), the Summit Institute of Development (SID) in Mataram, Indonesia will assess the health and cognitive development of children at 8-11 years of age whose mothers had consumed multiple micronutrient supplements, as compared to iron and folic acid, during pregnancy and 3 months postpartum.

Registered in Indonesia.

Focus Areas:

Education, Health, Basic Education and 5 MoreSEE ALL

Education, Health, Basic Education, Curriculum, Literacy, Methods & Learning, Human Centered Design and YouthSEE LESS

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IndonesiaSEE LESS

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Innovation Description

Nearly 30,000 children will be assessed for school performance, mortality and morbidity, with approximately 3,000 of these to be evaluated for cognition, developmental status, and physiological and immune function.
How does your innovation work?
The scientists, including Husni Muadz (University of Mataram), Anuraj Shankar (Harvard University), Elizabeth Prado (UC Davis), Susy Sebayang, Mandri Apriatni and Ben Harefa (SID), Michael Ullman (Georgetown University), and Katie Alcock (Lancaster University), aim to document the scope and pathways whereby maternal nutrition may have long term effects on human potential, thereby providing needed evidence to inform global policy.


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