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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutrition Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) project

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The primary focus of our collaborations stemming from the Iron and Malaria project is now the, Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutrition Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) project. This project involves a meta-analyses of national surveys from 17 countries to examine the relationship between inflammation and biomarker performance/interpretation with specific regard to iron and vitamin A. It also includes an examination of other non-iron determinants of anemia in these low resource settings. As anemia prevalence often serves as a "trigger" for population-based interventions particularly iron supplementation it is critical given current concerns about the safety and efficacy of iron to ensure that such triggers accurately reflect the target problem. CDC has assumed a major role in the conduct of the BRINDA study with technical and financial support of NICHD.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Research Initiative

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