Year: 2018 | Month: January-March | Volume: 3 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 71-75
Supplementations on Pregnant Women and the Potential of Moringa Oleifera Supplement to Prevent Adverse Pregnancy Outcome
Muhammad Syafruddin Nurdin1, Andi Imam Arundhana Thahir2, Veni Hadju2
1Doctoral student, 2Nutrition Department, School of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia
Corresponding Author: Andi Imam Arundhana Thahir
Maternal mortality is still becoming major public health problems over the world. All countries, especially developing countries has taken a part to deal with this problem. The most common causes of maternal morbidity and mortality is anaemia during pregnancy. It is estimated that almost 30% of reproductive women are anaemic while pregnant women were 38.2%. Micronutrient supplementation is widely used to prevent anaemia during pregnancy and proved that the pregnancy outcome was better. However, a Moringa leaf, a local plant, is considered to contribute on anaemia prevention. This literature explained the benefit of micronutrient and Moringa-based supplementation in anaemia prevention and better pregnancy outcome. Based on literature, iron-folic acid is a global standard supplement program which used in many developing countries to prevent anaemia during pregnancy. Currently, studies on Moringa extract give evidence to government and community to utilize this local food in order to prevent anaemia and adverse pregnancy outcome.
Keywords: Pregnant women, maternal health, Moringa Oleifera, pregnancy outcome