International girl child day was celebrated by HMD Foundation with the support of Aardhana Ngo. I choose Anemia topic because a large number of females are suffering from this problem and past report shows that India is ranked 170th in terms of anemia among women as per the Global Nutrition Report 2016 and 114th in terms of prevalence of under-five stunting, Health Minister J P Nadda. Anaemia is the most common nutritional deficiency disorder in the world. It is a major health problem that affects 25-50% of the population of the world and approximately 50% of pregnant women.
1 WHO has estimated that prevalence of anaemia in pregnant women is 14% in developed and 51% in developing countries and 65-75% in India?
2 India contributes to about 80% of the maternal deaths due to anaemia in South Asia. Anaemia in pregnancy accounts for one fifth of maternal deaths worldwide and is a major factor responsible for low birth weight. Prevalence of anaemia is higher among pregnant women and it persists in India despite of the availability of effective, low-cost interventions for prevention and treatment.
As a speaker of HMD Foundation, I focussed on prevention and healthy habits. I made participatory section and asked question related to diet. Everyone had surprised when I showed data related to anaemia suffered patient. At the end of cleared the sign and symptoms of anaemia. I thanked to HMD Foundation and Aardhana Ngo had provided opportunity for anaemia.