Apr 29, 2014

Awareness Programs for Adolescent Girls

This month, we started awareness programs for teen girls. At our first meeting, in a small village, 13 girls participated. Health and hygiene topics were covered, and we read with them the Meena story, 'Free from Worms'. (Most people in the villages are infected with parasites.) The importance of iron intake was also covered as studies conducted in India of micronutrient deficiency confirm the high prevalence of anemia among adolescent girls and women. Iron and calcium tablets were distributed by the village health nurse and arrangements were made with the nearest primary health care centre to distribute de-worming tablets.


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