Iron deficiency anemia is a serious public health problem that affects the ability to study and work as well an individuals overal health and well being. It is one of the most prevalent nutritional deficiencies in the world. Moreover, anemia is one of the main nutritional problems that affects adolescents, including VYA, and a cause of numerous health consequences including poor pregnancy outcomes and decreased productivity. Understanding anemia, addressing management of it early and full integration in development programming will lead to sustainable health outcomes.
This section includes resources on anemia prevention for VYA, it is divided into three sections: Advocacy
, Program Implementation