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AnaemiaMukt Bharat Index

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    23rd Oct, 2020

  • The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with UNICEF launched the AnaemiaMukt Bharat index.
  • The AnaemiaMukt Bharat is an initiative to reduce the prevalence of anaemia in India.
  • Haryana topped the index or the anaemia with a score of 46.7.
  • The index was released during the eighth governing body meeting of NationalHealth Mission in Chandigarh.
  • The state of Haryana has achieved 93% of immunization in the year 2019-20.
  • It is one of the 11 states of India that has achieved the national health policy targets well before 2020.
  • The institute deliveries of the state have increased to 93.7 percentage.
  • The scheme aims to reduce the prevalence of anaemia in India.
  • It provides bi weekly iron Folic acid supplementation to all under five children through Asha workers. Also, it provides biannual Deworming for children and adolescents.
  • The scheme also establishes institutional mechanisms for advanced research in anaemia. It also focuses on non-nutritional causes of anaemia.