NEW! Resources on Fortification During COVID-19
Links to fortification resources are categorized in sections below.
The GFDx produced technical briefs to highlight global progress, key achievements, program gaps, dissonance with fortification best practices, and general recommendations to improve food fortification programs.
Global Status of Food Fortification
Global Status of Food Fortification Compliance or Quality
Global Status of Fortified Food Coverage
Potential Nutrient Intake from Fortified Foods
IN-COUNTRY CASE STUDIES
The GFDx was designed to empower governments, donors, implementing agencies, and other members of the global health and development community to reach populations affected by vitamin and mineral deficiencies with data-driven policy and programs. Despite global usage of the Global Fortification Data Exchange (GFDx) among various stakeholders (such as technical staff, academics, non-governmental organizations, donors and others) website analytics for the period between 2017-2019 demonstrate that usage is low among most low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).
To further increase usage of the platform and reinforce the value and uptake of the GFDx data for key stakeholders in-country for decision making, the GFDx secretariat held consultative dialogues with fortification stakeholders in seven countries to better understand how the GFDx could be improved to better meet their decision-making needs on fortification policies and programs.
The consultative dialogues were held virtually in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The consultations included a variety of representatives, ranging from development partners, donors, industry, research and academic institutions, food regulators, and premix suppliers. The following are key themes and recommendations from all consultations and potential next steps for improving the GFDx.