Multiple micronutrient powder (MNP) is a combination of at least iron, zinc, and vitamin A. It is used to prevent malnutrition in children and during health emergencies. The target age group is generally those 6 month to 5 years of age. It is used by combining with food once a day for one or more months.
In 2019, it was added to the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines. As of 2015[update], more than 24 million course of treatment were distributed via UNICEF.
- World Health Organization (2019). World Health Organization model list of essential medicines: 21st list 2019. Geneva: World Health Organization. hdl:10665/325771. WHO/MVP/EMP/IAU/2019.06. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
- "Multiple Micronutrient Powder Supply & Market Outlook" (PDF). UNICEF. 2016. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
- "Multiple Micronutrient Powder (MNP) 15 component" (PDF). UNICEF. 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. World Health Organization. 2016. Retrieved 16 November 2019.