Iron deficiency is not found only in the malnourished.

Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation begins tomorrow

In a major initiative to address adolescent anaemia, the government is launching a Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) Programme from Karnataka from Wednesday.

कानपुर, नगर संवाददाता : दो बच्चों के बीच कम अंतर होने से महिलाओं में एनीमिया की समस्या बढ़ी है। मातृ मृत्युदर बढ़ने का कारण भी यही है। यह बातें डॉ.

Investigation report on death of tribal infants at Attappady

A UNICEF investigation report on the recent infant deaths at Attappady says that “anaemia in pregnant mothers and inadequate nutrition” are the main causes for the tragedy.

On 28 MAY, as the rest of Kerala was eagerly waiting for the monsoon rains, a distraught Veera Swami performed the last rites of his four-month- old son in Pagalayur village.

The State government has decided to provide iron and folic acid tablets to schools children to prevent them from developing anaemia and thalassemia, Minister for Health and Family Welfare U T Khade

Maternal and child malnutrition in low-income and middle-income countries encompasses both undernutrition and a growing problem with overweight and obesity. Low body-mass index, indicative of maternal undernutrition, has declined somewhat in the past two decades but continues to be prevalent in Asia and Africa. Prevalence of maternal overweight has had a steady increase since 1980 and exceeds that of underweight in all regions.

At least 133 schoolchildren have taken ill in Sirsa and Fatehabad districts of Haryana after consuming iron and folic acid tablets.

Draft identifies it as a major health problem in State

The draft nutrition policy being finalised by the State government identifies anaemia as a major health problem in the State, especially among women and children. More women and children have anaemia in 2005-06 than in 1999-99, the draft compares figures from the National Family Health Surveys held those years.

The East Delhi Municipal Corporation has launched ‘Suposhan’ , a programme to detect and correct iron deficiency, ‘anaemia’, among children studying in schools under its jurisdiction.

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