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Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation of Adolescents in India

According to the World Health Organization, Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) should be viewed as a key intervention to prevent anaemia. India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the WIFS programme in January 2013 to meet the challenge of the high prevalence and incidence of anaemia in adolescent girls and boys. WIFS is an evidence-based response to the prevailing anaemia situation and includes weekly supervised ingestion of IFA supplementation and bi-annual helminthic control. These interventions are complemented by a comprehensive communication program to raise awareness and improve anemia knowledge.

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