Working with partner agencies, GAVA collects and summarizes best practices and lessons learned to create practical case studies, program guides, manuals and toolkits that facilitate effective program implementation. GAVA’s collection of resources evolves alongside the global vitamin A supplementation (VAS) knowledge base, offering practical tools and information to policy-makers, program implementers and other stakeholders worldwide.
Given the proven child survival benefits of vitamin A supplementation (VAS), decisions to scale-back or shift from universal VAS should be based on information that verifies that vulnerable populations have an adequate and sustained vitamin A status from dietary sources and other interventions. This brief highlights a four-phase process developed by GAVA to guide decision-making on when to sustain, modify, or scale-back VAS based on the context.
Creating a 6-month postpartum contact within the health system can provide an opportunity for the timely delivery of an integrated package of interventions. These interventions, including vitamin A Supplementation, show high impact on both maternal and child health and nutrition status. Several countries have piloted this and are beginning to scale it up. This brief describes the rationale, process, results and lessons learned from country experiences.
This Technical Brief is intended to assist countries in deciding whether to continue or stop post-partum vitamin A supplementation by summarizing what is known, identifying information gaps and highlighting considerations for policy makers.
This document was developed to guide district-level programme managers in the development of simplified monitoring plans for their vitamin A supplementation (VAS) programs, and to facilitate the improved use of data for programme decision-making. This guide is only available in English.
This document was developed to guide national-level program managers in the development of simplified monitoring plans for their vitamin A supplementation (VAS) programs, and to facilitate the improved use of data for programme decision-making. This guide is only available in English.
This document was developed to provide a standardized methodology to assess coverage of services during vitamin A supplementation, de-worming and immunization events.
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For global, evidence-informed recommendations on the use of vitamin A supplements, click on the appropriate link below:
Recommendations on the use of vitamin A supplements during pregnancy can be found in the WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience.
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