Food Fortification in India – Explained, pointwise

Introduction A group of health experts in India have raised concerns about the country’s strategy to fight malnutrition through food fortification. They argued for “extreme caution” in implementing new chemical interventions to address micronutrient deficiencies. Before proceeding further, let us first understand few details about fortification and the need for it. What is fortification? Fortification… Continue reading Food Fortification in India – Explained, pointwise

Telling numbers: Nearly 3 out of 5 babies and children in India are anaemic

News:Minister for Health and Family Welfare has informed Lok Sabha about the prevalence of Anaemia among women and children in India. Facts: About the prevalence of anaemia: The data is based on the findings of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) IV which divides the incidence of anaemia into ‘Mild’, ‘Moderate’ and ‘Severe’ kinds for… Continue reading Telling numbers: Nearly 3 out of 5 babies and children in India are anaemic

Telling numbers: Anaemia among men; how it varies among age groups, states

News:According to a recent study aimed at determining the prevalence of anaemia among men in India, it has found that 23.5% of men had anaemia, ranging from mild to moderate to severe degrees. Facts: Key takeaways from the study: The study has found that nearly a quarter of Indian men(23.2% in a sample of 1… Continue reading Telling numbers: Anaemia among men; how it varies among age groups, states