Ranchi: March 11, 2011
Jharkhand government’s fight against anaemia has got a boost with the Unicef (United Nations Children’s Fund) joining hands this week. The campaign against the disease, particularly among teenage girls in rural areas of the state, was kicked up with the release of the latest edition of Unicef’s annual publication—The State of the World’s Children-2011. According to Unicef’s Jharkhand Chief Job Zacharia they have targeted about 70 lakh adolescents between the age of 10-19 years to help them fight the disease. Under the campaign, Health Department officials, non-governmental organisations and self-help groups would encourage young girls to take iron folic acid (IFA) tablets along with fruits, green vegetables, sprouts, lentils and salads in their intake habits.
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