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Campaign against Anemia in Children

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Pediatrics, UNILAGO Medicine School, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, UNILAGO Medicine School, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 3Department of Pediatrics, UNILAGO Medicine School, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 4Department of Pediatrics, UNILAGO Medicine School, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 5Department of Pediatrics, UNILAGO Medicine School, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 6Department of Pediatrics, UNILAGO Medicine School,São José do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil
  • 7Pediatrician in the City Hall in São José do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil
  • 8Nutritionist in the City Hall in São José do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil

Res. J. Family, Community and Consumer Sci., Volume 7, Issue (1), Pages 1-2, January,27 (2019)

Abstract

Iron-deficiency anemia afflicts around 50% of preschoolers, impairing their neuropsychomotor development. The campaign aimed to enlighten the causes of iron-deficiency anemia in children and the harm to their development. It also suggests a suitable dietary guidance as a way of controlling the disease and highlights the importance of breastfeeding, the prevention and treatment using iron through drugs. Twenty-seven basic care units were used in the campaign. Posters, leaflets and lectures about anemia in children were performed by medical students for patients from such basic care units. About 2,000 patients had explanations about iron-deficiency anemia in children during the campaign.

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