New Delhi: Ms Preeti Sudan, Secretary Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said that the government was in the process of putting in place dedicated, preventive and promotive strategies in schools to make India anaemia-free.
Ms Sudan made these remarks while inaugurating the IAAH 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health on 26 October 2017.She stated: “We need to consolidate clinical and public health initiatives for the well-being of adolescents. Various programmes being run by different Ministries for adolescents need to be integrated for better outcomes.”
The World Congress is the biggest global event in adolescent health held once every 4 years by the International Association for Adolescent Health. It is being held in India for the first time.
Over 50 percent adolescents and women in India are estimated to be anaemic.