7.3.3  Rationale for action against iron deficiency anaemia

Control of anaemia will:

  • Decrease maternal mortality
  • Decrease premature birth, inter-uterine retardation and low birth weight
  • Decrease infant mortality (due to low birth weight)
  • Increase capacity to learn
  • Increase productivity in all individuals.

7.3.2  Rationale for action against iodine deficiency

7.4  Causes of vitamin A, iron and iodine deficiencies