The overwhelming evidence of the benefits of MMS has propelled progress on MMS over the last decade. In just the last three years, since the launch of the first Sight and Life Foundation MMS Special Report, the World Health Organization (WHO) has updated antenatal care (ANC) guidelines with a conditional recommendation of MMS and has added MMS to the Essential Medicines List (EML). Many countries are now implementing or completing formative research on MMS, making the case for MMS as the standard of care for prenatal vitamins.
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The work is far from complete, however. The next decade is a new frontier for MMS, and with the right support from countries, donors and other stakeholders, MMS will save lives and change futures. Ensuring women everywhere have access to the supplements they need during pregnancy will require renewed global ambition.