Fortify Health is excited to announce that we have received a GiveWell Incubation Grant. This will allow us to continue setting up a micronutrient initiative in India over the next year. GiveWell has recommended a grant to fully fund our budget of $295,217 and has published their review of Fortify Health on their website.
Our intervention takes a two-tiered approach to improving fortification in India. Firstly, we will work with industrial flour millers to facilitate addition of iron, folic acid, and vitamin B12 to wheat flour, offering immediate measures to prevent anemia and neural tube defects (NTDs). Simultaneously (and secondly), we will take a longer-term approach by supporting a state government to develop sound fortification standards, implement an effective monitoring and evaluation system, and progress towards a fortification mandate.
Our brief plans for the next year will be to:
Once fortification is underway, we will focus more on quality assurance, and monitoring and evaluation of fortification programmes.