Why Need for National Expert Group Technical Consultation on Prevention and Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia
Iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutrient deficiency in India. It impacts the lives of millions of mothers and children in our country through impaired health, development, quality of life and productivity. The Government of India initiated National Iron-plus Initiative Programme (NIPI) for Control of Iron Deficiency Anaemia in 2013 with an aim to prevent and treat anaemia amongst different age groups, namely i) 6-59 months; ii) 6-10 years; iii) 11-19 years, iv) Pregnant and lactating Mothers, and v) Women in Reproductive age group.
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