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The Gambia National Micronutrient and Non-Communicable Diseases Survey

Project Completed

 
GroundWork is providing technical support to the National Nutrition Agency and UNICEF to plan and implement The Gambia National Micronutrient and Non-Communicable Diseases Survey. The survey is assessing anemia, malaria, and micronutrient deficiencies in women and children, and measuring overweight/obesity status, blood pressure, and diabetes status (measured with glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) concentrations) in women only. The survey is implemented in conjunction with UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), and is collecting biological specimens from a sub-sample of children and women that participated in the MICS. To support this survey, GroundWork has developed the survey protocol, procured urine and blood collection materials, trained survey field staff, supervised data collection, coordinated biomarker assessment, conducted data analysis and drafted of the survey report.

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