Centre mulls new testing modes after anaemia surge

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The Government of India is implementing the  Anaemia Mukt Bharat (Anaemia-free India) Programme to reduce the prevalence of Anaemia.

What is the Anaemia Mukt Bharat Programme?

Anaemia Mukt Bharat (AMB) Programme was launched in 2018 by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Objective: To reduce the prevalence of anaemia among children, adolescents and women in the reproductive age group(15–49 years).

Target: The programme aims to reduce the proportion of anaemia among children to 40%, pregnant women to 32% and lactating women to 40% by 2022. 

6x6x6 Strategy: The 6x6x6 strategy under AMB implies six age groups, six interventions and six institutional mechanisms. This strategy focuses on ensuring supply chain, demand generation and strong monitoring using the dashboard for addressing anemia both due to nutritional and non-nutritional causes.

Source: This post is based on the articleCentre mulls new testing modes after anaemia surge published in The Hindu on 26th November 2021.

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