Proof of Efficacy, Safety and Effectiveness
Community-based studies on Sprinkles involving both anemic and non-anemic children have been completed in Northern Canada, China, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, Ghana, Bolivia and Haiti. These studies assessed the efficacy, bioavailability, safety and acceptability of Sprinkles in diverse settings. Three pilot projects showing effectiveness were done in Bangladesh, Mongolia and Pakistan. Overall results show Sprinkles to be successful in treating and preventing anemia. Sprinkles were also shown to be well tolerated by children, easy to administer and acceptable to their caregivers. Cure rates of anemia ranged from 49-91%, depending on the confounding presence of other factors that also lead to anemia, such as malaria.