“Folic Acid Awareness Week”

Starts from 10th Jan to 17th Jan 2021

Female folic acid supplementation at least 1 months prior to getting pregnant, reduces the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) in the baby

FOGSI RECOMMENDATION

Iron Deficiency Anaemia is a major public health problem in India ( WHO). It prevails among adolescent girls, reproductive years and pregnancy. 

Intermittent iron and folic acid supplementation (at least once weekly for three months, twice yearly) as an effective strategy to prevent anaemia . – WHO

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