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26 April 2016 - Webinar on Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation of Adolescents in India

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Thahira Shireen Mustafa

Policy Advisor, SUN Movement Secretariat

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19 Apr 2016, 14:10

The Accelerated Reduction Effort on Anaemia (AREA) Community of Practice is organizing a webinar on India’s Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) programme for adolescents.

The programme’s long term goal is to break the intergenerational cycle of anaemia; while in the short term, it improves India’s human capital through improved nutrition status. The programme is implemented in every state in the country, in both rural and urban areas, and serves 108 million beneficiaries (75% in-school and the remaining out-of-school). These interventions are complemented by a comprehensive communication program to raise awareness and improve anemia knowledge.

Dr. Sushma Dureja, Deputy Commissioner, Adolescent Health Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, will highlight how WIFS is an evidence-based response to the prevailing anaemia situation in India and present its challenges, achievements, and success factors.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 14:00 - 15:30 hrs (CEST).

Register here to join the webinar.

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