PANDA news

The latest news and updates from the PANDA study.

Published 4 August 2022

Welcome to PANDA

We are delighted to welcome you to the PANDA community.

Here we will discuss the latest PANDA news including how many women, like you, are taking part in PANDA, as well as updates about what we are learning and how people are finding taking part in PANDA.

Recruitment update

Our Pandometer

Visual representation of the Pandometer

So far we have recruited:

265/300 people

Pregnant woman

Thank you for helping us understand more about using oral iron supplements when pregnant.

Why are we doing the PANDA study?

Iron and iron tablets

We have some important questions you can help us to answer.

Having anaemia during pregnancy can affect choices, such as where someone can give birth, and in some cases it can impact the health of mum and baby.

We might be able to stop anaemia from developing if we give oral iron supplements during pregnancy.

We want to know:

  1. how much iron is the right amount to give women
  2. how we can help women to take their supplements as recommended

You are all helping us to answer these important questions, which could benefit women with their future pregnancies and may help to change national policies recommending that all women take iron throughout their pregnancy.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the PANDA study please do get in touch with the team at