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Anaemia continues to plague Arunachal

By The Assam Tribune

ITANAGAR, Aug 13 - The prevalence of anaemia continues to be a big challenge in Arunachal Pradesh according to the India Health Report which shows that 63.9 per cent of children under five years of age and 56.7 per cent of women aged between 15-49 years are anaemic in the State.

Anaemia prevalence among pregnant women is even higher at 61.8 per cent and during pregnancy only 27.7 per cent of women are reported consuming 100 IFA supplementation.

This was informed by Meghalaya�s Additional Chief Secretary Yeshi Tsering during a State level consultation on accelerating progress towards good nutrition for all in Shillong on August 9.

�However, there has been a major decline in prevalence of stunting among children under-five years in Arunachal Pradesh,� an official release quoting him said today. � PTI

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Anaemia continues to plague Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Aug 13 - The prevalence of anaemia continues to be a big challenge in Arunachal Pradesh according to the India Health Report which shows that 63.9 per cent of children under five years of age and 56.7 per cent of women aged between 15-49 years are anaemic in the State.

Anaemia prevalence among pregnant women is even higher at 61.8 per cent and during pregnancy only 27.7 per cent of women are reported consuming 100 IFA supplementation.

This was informed by Meghalaya�s Additional Chief Secretary Yeshi Tsering during a State level consultation on accelerating progress towards good nutrition for all in Shillong on August 9.

�However, there has been a major decline in prevalence of stunting among children under-five years in Arunachal Pradesh,� an official release quoting him said today. � PTI

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