Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is the commonest cause of AIP, accounting for 50-75% of AIP. We aim to compare the effectiveness of intravenous ferric carboxymaltose (intervention) versus oral ferrous sulphate (control) for treating anaemia and IDA in pregnancy and to measure acceptability, feasibility, fidelity (implementation outcomes) and the cost-effectiveness of intravenous iron among pregnant Nigerian women with moderate and severe anaemia at 20–32 weeks’ gestation.
Prof. Bosede B. Afolabi MBChB (OAU), DM(Notts), FRCOG (UK), FWACS, FMCOG Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology College of Medicine, University of Lagos/Idi-Araba, Lagos.
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