The PANDA research programme

A programme of research into the prevention of maternal anaemia to avoid preterm delivery and other adverse outcomes.

About the programme

Around a third of UK pregnant women develop anaemia caused by lack of iron. This can lead to increased risks for both mother and baby during pregnancy and childbirth.

Treating anaemia after it develops does not reduce all the risks. This programme of research will help us to understand all the effects for women and babies if we give low-dose iron supplements during pregnancy to prevent anaemia.

The PANDA programme is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research Programme (project reference RP-PG- NIHR200869). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.