My project intends to check whether adolescent girls between 10 and 19 years (age as on 1st September 2021) from the geographic limits of the NDMC ward near Gole Market area have been listed as beneficiaries under the AMB strategy. My team will cross-check with Asha and Anganwadi workers whether these girls have been given weekly supplementation with iron and folic acid tablets (tablets containing 60 mg of elemental iron and 500 micrograms of folic acid), whether biannual deworming has been done (with Albendazole 400 mg tablet). The review period would be the one-year period between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021. Anthropometric measurements of 2-5 % adolescent girls will be taken. Those who are detected to be pale, weak or those with less than adequate weight for their age will be given iron and folic acid tablets and sent to the nearest health centre for treatment. The team will also take steps to distribute iron and folic acid fortified food items to the houses of these adolescent girls.
I would also like to engage with the project associate agency to organise an Information, Education and Communication campaign (IEC campaign) in this ward to convey the significance of prevention and treatment of anaemia in adolescent girls. The campaign would also highlight the message of education of all girls.