Policy - National Strategy for Anemia Prevention & Control

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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Institute of Public Health Nutrition
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Adopted by:
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Institute of Public Health Nutrition
Type of policy:
Nutrition policy, strategy or plan focusing on specific nutrition areas


Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 

The overall goal of the National Strategy is to reduce by one quarter the prevalence of anaemia among high-risk groups in Bangladesh by 2015.The objectives to be achieved by 2015 are:


- Provide a package of interventions to prevent and control anaemia in 60% of high-risk groups, including micronutrient supplementation, parasitic diseases control, and promotion of key dietary behaviours known to improve micronutrient intake.
- Fortify at least one food vehicle with iron and other micronutrients needed for anaemia prevention
- Increase the availability of affordable micro-nutrient rich foods through household food production, crop diversification, biotechnology and biofortification.


WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review 2009-2010

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