This study was in rural Bangladesh tested the cost effectiveness of a home micronutrient powder food fortification programme for children under the age of five. Cross sectional interviews were conducted to document results from 164 Bangladeshi subdistricts, or upazilas. The cost of cases of anemia averted and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) averted with the aid of the fortification programme was compared to that of no intervention. This market based home fortification programme was a highly cost effective mechanism for delivering micronutrients to a large number of children in Bangladesh. Participation from the public and private sectors in programmes like this can help increase the impact and reach, particularly for the most vulnerable populations.
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