WHO estimates, 571 million women (15 -49 yr. old) and 269 million children under five are anemic worldwide.
Anemia surveillance and effective nutritional supplement distribution is a big challenge for nations around the world.
Failure to monitor & control Anemia costs women poor health and quality of life.
GDP loss due to Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) is estimated* to be 4.05%
Failure to monitor & control Anemia in adolescence causes reduced physical and mental capacity and diminished concentration in work and educational performance.
Anemia poses a major threat to future safe motherhood in girls.
Failure to monitor & control Anemia leaves millions of women with poor health and quality of life and nations to lost economic productivity and development.
In pregnant women Anemia is associated with increased risk of premature delivery and low birth weight of the babies, perinatal and maternal mortality.
62 million children Below 5 Years in India are Anemic.
Failure to monitor & control Anemia affects physical and cognitive development and obesity in generations of children.
Iron Deficiency Anemia, as a primary diagnosis, in USA causes,
623 thousands emergency room visits and 2.8 million physician office visits in a year.
Ref – CDC – Center for Disease control and prevention https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/anemia.htm
In the USA alone, 5987 Deaths happened in last year due to Iron Deficiency Anemia.
*Ref – CDC – Center for Disease control and prevention https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/anemia.htm
In the USA, 8.8 M Women of reproductive age (15 -49 years) , 1.2 M Children Below 5 Years are suffering for Iron Deficiency Anemia .