Adolescent Anaemia Control Programme

Adolescents (10-19 years) in Odisha constitute 22% of population. As per Census 2011, there are estimated 37,75, 262 adolescent girls in the State. There is a number of socio- economic and cultural reasons for them to be out of school, get married early and work in vulnerable situations. These factors have serious public health implications and calls for health interventions that are responsive to their needs. Objective: To control anaemia in adolescent girls through a comprehensive approach by providing weekly IFA supplements, biannual de worming and improving dietary practices.


Adolescent Girls of age group (10-19 years)

Program Strategy:

• Participatory nutrition education for girls on
• Causes, consequences and control of anemia
• Delaying age of marriage
• Improving adolescent girls' dietary behavior
• Importance and impact of weekly IFA supplementation
• Importance of deworming
• Delivery of weekly IFA supplements under supervision
• Formation/Activation of adolescent groups (Balika Mandals) and identifying peer educators.
• Weekly meeting of Balika Mandals
• Quarterly Kishori Swasth Melas
• Deworming twice a year


Adolescent girls (10-19 years) in all the districts of the state