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Adolescent Anemia: A Challenge to Global Health | Original Article

Shikha Choudhary*, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Deficit in iron more people than any other condition are affected by anaemia, which is a serious worldwide health issue and a public health crisis of epidemic proportions. Anemia that has a significant negative impact on a woman's health and wellbeing raises the chance of unfavourable outcomes for the mother and the unborn child. The WHO estimated that anaemia affects 24.8 of the world's population. Children in preschoolers have a prevalence rate of 47.4, whereas men have a prevalence rate of 12.7. However, non-pregnant women, who make up 468.4 million of the population, are the group most severely impacted. According to the WHO, Central and West Africa and South Asia have the highest anaemic prevalence rates.Although numerous policies and intervention programmes have significantly decreased the prevalence of anaemia, more practical efforts are required to combat the condition and meet the fifty percent reduction target. The prevalence of anaemia worldwide, its causes, risk factors, and intervention techniques to treat anaemia have all been covered in this review.