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Prevention and Control of Anemia Amongst Children and Adolescents: Theory and Practice in India

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Anemia is a major public health problem in India with prevalence of more than 50% amongst children and adolescents. The decline in the burden of anemia has been insignificant over the past 5 decades. The present review assesses the National Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Anemia in India, the current status of the program implementation and possible reasons for the continued high prevalence of anemia in the country.

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Kapil, U., Kapil, R. & Gupta, A. Prevention and Control of Anemia Amongst Children and Adolescents: Theory and Practice in India. Indian J Pediatr 86, 523–531 (2019).

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